Swell at sea this morning was 1.2 metres at 7-8 second from the ENE and wind was a barely-there 2 kts from the NE at around 0800. Dee Why was seeing wave faces in the waist to chest high range on sets, but most of the time it was closer to knee to waist. The swell direction should mean that there are lots of little surf options along the beaches this morning. Tide was low at 0620 and will be back to a swampy 1.74 metre high at 1245. There’s a 90% chance of showers by this afternoon as we head to a high of 27C. The wind should remain fairly light, but I’d expect textured conditions by this afternoon.
Outlook is for the little but surfable conditions across the coming week with mornings being the best shot = as usual. This morning’s long range swell models are pointing to a change to southerly conditions late in the week. So, swell should push up, but wind could be on top of it too.
Have a great day and mask up!
A trough of low pressure, currently over eastern New South Wales is directing light north to northeasterly winds over the New South Wales coast. The trough is forecast to move east this morning than deepen into a low pressure circulation off the southern coast. This is expected to bring a southerly wind change to southern and central waters on Monday, continuing to the north during Tuesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.
Tuesday 5 January
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Wednesday 6 January
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.