It looks a tiny bit better this morning than yesterday. There were a few more people in the water along the beach north from Dee Why – which is a hopeful sign – and the weather is sunnier too. Wind at 0720 was coming lightly from the east at 6-8 kts. Waves are still tiny (1.2 m) and short period (6-7 sec), but the direction has settled more to the ESE. Beachwatch was calling the water temp 21 yesterday. Next tide is a 1.7 m high at 1130. We’re headed for a high of 25 with a chance of the odd light shower. Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Outlook? Well I suggest having a look at the Goat’s Christmas forecast here.
Have a top old Friday everyone!
Winds will tend east to northeast today as a high pressure system moves over the southern Tasman Sea. A significant southerly change is expected on the south and central coasts on Sunday, extending to the north coast on Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 23 December
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Easterly below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Sunday 24 December
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then shifting southerly during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.