Contrary to expectations there were little waves to be had at Dee Why this morning. Nothing amazing of course, but if you can have fun on knee to waist high wind bumps, you’d be having fun.
Wind was light from the NW and swell was around the 1.4 m mark and coming from the E by ESE (113°) at 9-sec apart.
Tide was dropping to the low at 0950 and then it’ll run back in to a 1.4m high at 1615.
By the time we’re back to high tide, the NE’r should be pushing in at 15-20 kts and the surf conditions will be summer marginal (ie choppy, close together and gutless wind waves)
Tomorrow morning could see a rinse and repeat of today, but then from Tuesday onward we get into a southerly regime. Yesterday’s hopeful features on the models for midweek have become today’s less interesting prospects. The latest run of the models points to short period, choppy wind from the south with south wind for Weds-Thursday.
North to northeasterly winds will continue over New South Waters waters today, as a vigorous cold front approaches from the southwest. This front will bring a strong and gusty southerly change to the southern coast Monday morning, continuing through central areas in the afternoon and evening, and reaching the Queensland border early Tuesday. This system is expected to spawn a deep low pressure circulation off the southern coast during Tuesday. In combination with a high developing over the Bight, this looks set to maintain strong southerly winds over most waters through much of the week, with the potential to generate large seas.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly below 1 metre.
50% chance of showers this morning. Sunny afternoon.
Monday 30 October
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by evening.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 31 October
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 25 to 30 knots during the day.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.