Heaps of dawn patrollers on it this morning at Dee Why as conditions were glassy and the showers were taking a break. Sets looked to be into the head and a bit range on the bigger ones. Water quality didn’t look too wonderful though but that said, yesterday’s Beachwatch report said pollution was unlikely, so I guess we’ll soon see what they find this morning. Wind was light from the WSW at 5-6 kts as of 0700 and it should pick up into the 15-25 kt range later. Swell at sea was 2.15 metres at 10 seconds from 132°. Weather call is for diminishing chance of rain as the day heads to a high of 19C. As for the swell, it looks as though this morning’s session will see the biggest sets. It’s already Thursday again, so we should see the Goat’s predictions for the surf week ahead this afternoon.
Go well with your plans everyone!
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a trough towards the Queensland coast. A transient low pressure system looks likely to develop within this trough today increasing southerly winds, this low will quickly move away to the east. After this, winds are expected to turn east to northeasterly and increase as a new trough develops over inland New South Wales. This second trough is forecast to reach the Tasman Sea on the weekend, where it may develop a low pressure system offshore.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 30 October
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 31 October
East to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then becoming about 10 knots during the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.