Small lines coming into Dee Why this morning were delivering knee high waves at the point and maybe a touch bigger up the beach. A light westerly was giving the ocean a little texture and out at sea a few hours earlier, the MHL buoy was seeing 1.3 metres from the S-SSE at 8 seconds apart. So don’t expect much energy. Tide’s high at 0900 and will be back to low about 1515. By the time we hit low, the wind will have been onshore for hours. Hit it early if you can. Ocean temperature is 20C and today’s high will be around 23 along the coast.
Outlook is for swell conditions to fade closer to flatness over the next couple of days. From Wednesday it looks as though we might have a bit more energy in the system. I’m not seeing anything dramatically interesting, but from here it seems as though we could have waist to waist and a bit at south magnets, grading toward chest high sets as we get to Saturday.
Have a great Monday!
In the wake of a cold front a large high pressure system continues to move into the state from the west, bringing a generally south to southeasterly flow. By Tuesday a northerly flow will return as the high becomes established over the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Tuesday 29 October
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn then becoming northerly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 30 October
Northerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending northeasterly during the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.