Fair amount of high cloud across the sky as Tuesday kicked off in Sydney. Along the beaches, wind was around 10 kts from the NW. Swell was coming from the SE at a metre but it was just 6 seconds apart, so I’d say the micro conditions at Dee Why will be replicated across the city’s beaches. Throw in a high tide at 0850 and it adds up to not much of anything in the way of surf prospects – for now.
The wind’s forecast to build up to 20-230 kts from the west later and at the same time the swell should come up from the south and get into the 2 metre range. Given the wind though, I’ll be pleasantly surprised if anything surfable gets in given the predicted strength of the offshores.
For the last week or so many of the forecast models have been calling for small to flat between now and the weekend and this morning it looks as though there’s no major change in the outlook. The consensus still seems to be for a significant swell event around Sunday and then for waves to stick around for a few days.
Have yourself a top old Tuesday everyone and go well with your plans!
A low pressure system near far eastern Victoria is forecast to move south-southeast today. Strong to gale force northwest to southwesterly winds will ease over New South Wales waters later this afternoon and during Wednesday as the low moves further away from New South Wales.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning.
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 22 June
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Thursday 23 June
Westerly 15 to 20 knots becoming northwesterly about 10 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.