Dee Why was seeing a few little waist high sets, but for the most part it was smaller than that, plus there seemed to be a fair old wait between wave catching opportunities. There were a few people hanging around at the point too, but if anything the waits looked to be longer than at the beach. A good day for a relaxed, unhurried attitude and something appropriate for the soft conditions. The Bureau’s hoiseted a strong wind warning for 20-30 kts on N-NE wind today. By 0700 the breeze was already 7-10 kts from the NNE. Out at sea the buoys were seeing 1.4 metres of ENE wind bump at 7 seconds apart. Ocean temp is on 20C. Tide hit a 1.56 m high at 0630 and is currently running out to the low at 1230. We’re heading to a high of 26C with a 40% chance of a thundery shower.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is extending a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast whilst a low pressure trough lies over the state’s west. This combination is directing north to northeasterly winds over the coastal waters. The trough looks set to bring a southerly change late today and on Friday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
2 to 2.5 metres.
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Friday 13 November
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Northeasterly 25 to 30 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Saturday 14 November
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.