Our old pal the SE’r was doing its devilish work from early this morning and as a consequence Dee Why (among many others) was very scrappy and messy. There’s a little south swell of around 1.5 metres with an average period of 8 seconds. Wind was SE 10-15kts at 0730. Next tide is a low at around 1245. We’re headed to a high of 27 and there’s an 80% chance of 10-25mm of rain.
The Bureau says that the wind will pick up some more and that the swell should be swinging to the east and coming up to two metres.
Sadly, the forecasts continue to show a very unfavourable wind regime for the duration of the swell. Whilst it is looking like being very big on Friday night and into early Saturday morning, Saturday looks pretty awful, with lots of easterly wind and rain making conditions diabolical. The bummer is that the wind forecast for the coming week is for unrelenting onshores. There should be swell though.
I hope the conditions around at Collaroy are okay for the good folks from Disabled Surfers Association who are running an event on Saturday morning.
Have yourself a great Thursday!
A deep low pressure system off Queensland southeast coast extends a trough along New South Wales north coast while a high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge along the south and central coasts. The two system are bringing vigorous winds to the north coast. As the low moves south winds on the north coast will ease from the north during Friday and Saturday but increase on the central and south coasts.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Easterly 2 metres.
Friday 22 February
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres becoming 3 metres late in the evening.
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Saturday 23 February
Easterly 25 to 40 knots tending northeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Up to 4 metres.
Southeasterly 3 to 4 metres.