On the positive side of the ledger, it has come up a little since yesterday morning. A metre of east wind swell was burbling weakly into Dee Why as of 0845 where it was greeted with some enthusiasm by a goodly crowd of punters on a peak just up from the surf club. Wind was lightly out of the ESE under high overcast skies.
The Bureau says the swell will fade later, so if you’re ready to get wet, you better get ready to go asap. Tide’s been coming in since 0655, which should help for the next hour or two.
Outlook is for this pattern of small to marginal waves early appears set to continue through to the middle of the week. So, not great, but not utterly hopeless either. Typical marginal summer conditions really.
Have yourself a great Saturday everyone!
BTW, if you were thinking of getting in at North Narrabeen, you should be aware that beach watch has issued a “pollution likely” warning this morning.
Late morning shot from Palmy…
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a trough is near-stationary over the northern waters of New South Wales. Conditions will ease rapidly in most areas early Saturday as a weak high pressure ridge develops across the south, although fresh winds may remain in the far north as the trough stalls near the Queensland border. This trough is likely to remain a feature on the northern coast through the weekend.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Sunday 28 December
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 29 December
- Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Easterly 1 to 2 metres.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.