Good to be wrong about my expectations for this morning. The waves aren’t consistent and they aren’t very big, but there was a little line trickling in at Dee Why as of 0800 Tuesday morning. Sets looked to be into the waist high range but mostly it was smaller than that. Surface conditions were smooth and the wind was west at 10 kts or so. The MHL buoy was showing 1.4 metres of 9-sec SSE swell as of 0600. Tide’s running into the 1.4m high at 1100 and today should be partly cloudy.
Outlook is for the little conditions to stick around more or less through Thursday before ramping up overnight and getting into the 3 metre range for Friday morning when wind should be from the SW. The swell is predicted to roll off from the Friday peak but if the current modelling is correct, we should see 10-11 sec south swell through Sunday. Here’s hoping!
Have a great Tuesday everyone!
A high pressure system is currently the dominant feature over southeast Australia, leading to generally light winds over New South Wales waters today. Northwest to southwesterly winds will develop during Wednesday as a cold front affects the region. A second front will move through during Thursday and Friday, accompanied by fresh to strong southerly winds.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Variable about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 28 June
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere.
Thursday 29 June
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 20 to 25 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.