A warm beginning to the day with light SW wind under stormy looking skies. There were people in the water at Dee Why where waves looked to be in the ankle to knee high range. The offshore buoys were showing 1.4 metres of 7 second east wind bump. The Bureau tells us a southerly will rattle through the place this morning,. We’ll see the wind getting into the 20-30 kts and some south wind bump following it in. Weather could see a few showers developing and maybe thunder and lightning later.
The swell models don’t have much to offer us this morning. It looks as though we’re in for sub 10-second wind swell for the next week. So probably not absolutely flat, but not all that inspiring either.
Have a good one and keep the mask handy for when you’re around others in public places.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the Queensland coast. A cold front currently over southwestern NSW has a strong and gusty southerly change currently on the south coast and forecast to reach central parts of the coast today. A trough will linger near the Mid North Coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots this morning, then gradually easing to be 10 to 15 knots at night.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres developing by early evening.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 29 December
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre by early evening.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Wednesday 30 December
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.