As expected, the swell intensity has decreased from yesterday’s levels. But as of 0700 there were still chest to shoulder high sets. Wind was lightly from the NW and swell was around 2 metres at 11 seconds apart from the SE. Tide was high (1.45 m) at 0645 and is currently headed to the low at 1235.
The swell’s expected to fade this morning and the wind should pick up from the north soon.
Outlook is for a springish sort of week with knee to waist and the odd plus mainly from the south, but there’ll be wind issues with lots of side to onshores. Getting in early will likely the best general strategy.
Have yourself a top old Monday everyone!
A high pressure system is off the north coast with an increasing northerly airstream along the coast ahead of an approaching cold front. The front is expected to reach the far south coast overnight, then to move north during Tuesday, reaching the far north coast in the late evening. Another high will move across New South Wales in the wake of the front on Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Tuesday 19 September
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly in the late morning and shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon then easing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 20 September
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northeasterly during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.