Another day for your no-surf exercise alternatives at Dee Why. We’re heading to a high of 29C with a sunny morning and the chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon. The wind should come up into the 15-20 kt range from the N to NE later. Out at sea the buoys are detecting 1.3 metres of 7 second NE wind bump. Ocean temp is on 20C and water is clean up and down Sydney’s coastline.
While there’s nothing going on at Dee Why, better NE exposures should see lumpy, weak stuff in the knee to waist high range.
If you’re wondering about the weekend prospects, well, as always the unsinkable Goat has rolled out his usual Thursday evening predictions for the coming surf week.
Go well one and all and keep the mask handy for indoor public spaces. As the latest South Australian cluster shows, the virus can spread quickly before it’s detected.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is generating northerly winds along the New South Wales coast. A trough will bring a southerly change to southern parts of the coast during the afternoon and evening today, and then continue north to the Mid North Coast on Saturday, where it will stall and weaken. Northerly winds will then increase as the high pressure system again becomes the dominant feature over the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day. Winds shifting southerly in the late evening.
1.5 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 21 November
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday 22 November
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the day.
Southerly around 1 metre.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.