As expected, yesterday’s wind swell has faded overnight. Still, if you were up early and could deal with the fatness imposed by the run up to high tide at 1030, there were some bobbly waist plus sections to be caught at Dee Why. Swell was out of the SE. The MHL buoy off Sydney was registering 1.4 metres on average heights, and 2.7 metres on peaks at 0500. Problem was the typical period was just 7 seconds. Water temp out at the buoy was a whisker shy of 19 degrees. Wind was a light SW, but the Bureau says to expect 15-20 kts south across the middle of the day.
You’ll want to get in the water today because it’s looking pretty ho-hum energywise for the next couple of days at least. Tomorrow the Bureau says we’ll get summery NE’ly wind from around midday along with a small south wind swell. I’m guessing it’ll be marginal at best. And Monday/Tuesday are shaping to be flat (if the models are right). There could be a south pulse Weds, however the wind call is for southerly with it, so I’m not getting too excited at this stage.
The latest long range forecasts are bit all over the shop for the Weds-Fri timeframe. The more optimistic are showing fun-size (2 metres @9-10sec) south energy across the period. But others are punting on a decline from the Wednesday peak into the small (knee high) range at south spots for Thr-Fri. We shall see…
Get out there and get into it everyone!
A high pressure system centred east of Adelaide is extending a ridge across New South Wales, with southerly winds easing in the wake of a low pressure trough. This high will be the dominant feature in the region through the weekend as it drifts eastwards, bringing a return to northerly winds along much of the coast by Sunday. The next cold front is expected to deliver a southerly change to the southern coast during Monday, but is expected to decay as progresses northwards.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
Sunday 28 September
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
Monday 29 September
- North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre.