A rather dull sort of morning, but the wind was still light at 0930 and while it was pretty fat thanks to a high tide at 1000, out at sea there was a 1.2 m, 10-second period SE swell which was delivering knee to chest high wave faces at the better exposures. I didn’t see much activity at the point when I grabbed the snap, but looking at some of the cams, I can see there soft but surfable options all over the place. You shouldn’t have to travel far to find something mildly diverting. We should see a mild 23 degree high with a 90% chance of showers toward the end of the day. Water is on 19C.
A low pressure system to the east of Tasmania is heading to the Tasman Sea, with its associated southerly wind change moving across the southern and central coasts today, reaching the northern coast on Monday. After this winds will gradually turn southeast to northeasterly as a ridge of high pressure develops along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning or early afternoon, reaching 30 knots offshore in the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Monday 19 October
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Tuesday 20 October
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.