The odd shower about this morning and wind coming lightly from the WNW as we got started. At 0600, swell around 2 metres from the NE with an average period of close to 10 seconds. Tide’s high at 1010.
Dee Why was glassy to start, getting fat on the incoming tide and an inconsistent waist high.
Outlook is for the wind to stay out of the north most of the day before going southerly this evening. Swell should stick around at about the same level today and with luck we’ll still have a taste tomorrow morning.
Long range modelling this morning predicts that at best we can hope for smaller conditions midweek and maybe marginal but surfable out beyond that. So, dive in and grab a little something if you can, but you’ll probably want to give beaches from Curly to Manly a miss as the Beachwatch people are rating them as Pollution Likely.
A slow-moving broad trough of low pressure lies between two highs centred near New Zealand and south of Tasmania. The high pressure near New Zealand is very slow moving. A weak southerly change is expected to move along the southern and central coasts on Monday as a cold front moves across the southern Tasman Sea..
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 9 December
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the mid-morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 10 December
- Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.