8 to 10 knots of southerly and heavy overcast skies as Wednesday got started along the beaches. I couldn’t see anyone in the water at Dee Why or No Mans. Not surprising really when you look at the pictures. Surface conditions were actually relatively smooth, but there is no energy in the ocean for us to play with. The latest MHL data shows only a 6 second, 1.5 m SSE wind bump out at sea. Not that it’s very relevant, but tide is coming into a high just before noon. The southerly should swing east later.
A quick scan of the swell prediction models suggests that we can write off surfing in Sydney for another couple of days, but maybe come late Friday we’ll get a bump into the fun range that could persist into the early part of Saturday. The models show sub-10 sec periods though, so I’m only very cautiously hopeful. I’ll be keen to see what the Goat thinks tomorrow…
Have a good Wednesday!
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, while a weakening low pressure trough slowly moves north along the northern coast. The next high is expected to move from the Bight to the Tasman Sea later today where it will strengthen towards the end of the week as a cold front approaches from the west. Northeasterly winds will freshen across New South Waters ahead of this cold front, before a southerly change is expected on Sunday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Thursday 30 January
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and reaching up to 20 knots inshore.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Easterly below 1 metre.
Friday 31 January
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.