95% chance of rain today apparently. Tide’s low at 1125 and the wind’ll be out of the westerly quarters from about midday. Sadly, there is almost no swell energy to be detected. The MHL buoy off Sydney was recording about a metre of east wind swell at about 8 seconds.
Once again, you’ll need to be extra keen to bother with the conditions. Of the 2 million or so people within 50 kms of the place, not one was visible in the water at Dee Why.
This morning’s interpretations of the wave forecast models from NOAA are all agreeing that we’re in for continued near-flatness for at least a couple more days. From about Thursday onward it seems as though we might see a boost into the surfable range as a SSE pulse heads our way. At this stage it looks as though chest high is not totally out of the question at exposed spots. There is a catch of course, and it’s a biggie: the Bureau also says the wind will be onshore from the SE at 20-25 kts. Blergh.
There seems to be some prospect of a sunny Sunday though. And there might be chest high waves out’ve the NE with, get this, offshores! Sounds too good to be true, but I don’t care, I’m going to daydream about it anyway!
Have a great Tuesday one and all, and just stay happy!
A high is centred to the north of New Zealand, and another near Western Australia. A broad trough between these systems will remain over central and northern New South Wales for the next few days. The high to the west is forecast to strengthen and move slowly east during the second half of the week, preceded by a cooler southerly change along the coast.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- North to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots by early evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly about 1.5 metres.
- The chance of thunderstorms offshore.
Wednesday 23 November
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- Easterly about 1 metre.
Thursday 24 November
South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
2 metres increasing to 3 metres during the morning.
Easterly about 1 metre becoming 1.5 metres during the evening.