Chilly start with grey skies and 10-15 kts of WSW wind this morning. A few bods at the point where the swell’s not quite doing it. Sets there looked to be in the waist to maybe chest and a bit range. Up the beach it was relatively smooth and a bit bigger. Not fantastic quality and the tide is coming into a 1.5m high at 1045. The day’s not expected to warm up much either. Our high is going to be around the 17 mark. The Bureau says the wind will be southerly through the day and the swell should come up a bit more. The MHL buoy was offline when I checked, but I’d say the Bureau’s prediction of 1.5-2 metres from the south looks consistent with what was showing at Dee Why.
As for the outlook, well, we have a freshly baked set of prognostications from the Goat.
Stay warm, and good luck if you decide to get wet!
A weak low pressure system over the Tasman Sea and a ridge of high pressure extending over the state from the west are combining to establish southerly winds across the waters into the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this morning.
Saturday 26 August
Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 27 August
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Becoming cloudy. 60% chance of showers.