As the day got started under lowering dark grey skies, the wind was light and the tiny ENE bumps were glassy smooth but offering little energy. Couldn’t see anyone in the water along the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch where waves looked to be maybe knee to waist on the biggest ones. It was pretty much the same around at Dee Why, although there were a few Boxing Day early risers making what they could of the soft bumps. Out at sea the buoy was seeing 1.2 metres of 9-second energy from 112°. High tide was just topping out at 1.5 metres and is now dropping to the 0.6 m low at 1310. Water’s 21C.
Tomorrow should be mostly sunny and warm but it looks as though the already marginal surf conditions will be even less attractive as the models show it going close to flat. It may perk up a tiny bit into the just catchable range midweek, but overall it currently promises to be extremely underwhelming until Thursday at least. Summer time.
Mask up and take care everybody!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is extending a ridge up the New South Wales Coast. A cold front is forecast to skim across the state’s south later Sunday, with an associated trough bringing a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast on Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late afternoon or evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Sunday 27 December
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1.5 to 2 metres.
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Monday 28 December
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.