A cool NW wind was standing up the little waist high close outs at Dee Why beach around 0700. Swell was out of the ESE at about a metre with an average period of close to 11 seconds. There’s enough energy showing to make me think that places with banks should be delivering the odd diversion.
The wind is set to drop back later and shift SW later, so it’s possible that after the turn of the tide, there could be a few little fun ones around.
It looks as though wind is going to be the dominant factor this weekend, with tomorrow’s outlook shaping up to be pretty crazy. The low making all the wind will also be slinging some hefty swell at the coast by tomorrow afternoon. According to the Bureau it’ll be S-SW 30-40 kts from about lunchtime and the swell will be on the build into the 2+ metre range with seas of up to 4 metres on top of it.
I’ll be very interested to see what the Goat makes of the forecasts, because it looks to me like plenty of swell for the next week with a fair amount of cloudy weather.
Tide will be low at 1150 and then back to high at 1805.
Have yourself a top old Friday each and every one!
A low pressure system is expected to develop east of Bass Strait today, then deepen and move slowly to the north/northeast this evening, bringing gale force winds to the South Coast. The low is forecast to continue to move to the north/northeast during Saturday, with gales spreading north to the central part of the coast, then to the southern Mid North Coast later in the day. The low is expected to move slowly east then southeast away from the coast during Sunday with winds gradually easing.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms from the late morning.
Saturday 12 April
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots around the middle of the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
The chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday 13 April
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
2 to 3 metres.
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.