It was a good Saturday to drowse under the blankets for a bit longer, as you concocted an exercise plan that didn’t involve surfing – unless you own a SUP. There were a few folk in the water at Northy where waves looked to be maybe knee high on the bombs. It was similarly minor along the Dee Why to Longy stretch where the longer your board, the better your chances of jagging a little runner just off the sand.
The wind will pick up across the day, but the waves won’t. The early saw smooth surface conditions thanks to 8-10 kts of north wind, while out at sea, the wave buoys were detecting a metre of SSE bump at 13 seconds (which should result in the occasional barely rideable bump at magnets). Tide was approaching the 0825 high and the weather call is for partly cloudy skies with the chance of a passing shower. The wind will pick up by late morning, and it’ll stay windy, but mostly sunny for tomorrow but with no waves.
Outlook for the coming week is pretty dire where the surf’s concerned. It might just get into the barely catchable range around Thursday, but right now there’s nothing much on the swell radar for the rest of July. Going out with a whimper from the look of it.
Take care everyone and make sure you have the mask on if you’re going to be anywhere near others. And, if you possibly can, get the jab!
Fresh to strong northwesterly winds are expected over NSW waters ahead of an approaching trough and cold front. Winds tend more westerly and increase to strong to gale force through the weekend ahead of a cold front moving across on Sunday, winds are expected to ease as the front pulls away from early next week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore later tonight.
Sunday 25 July
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending westerly 30 to 35 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
- 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
- South to southwesterly around 1 metre offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning and afternoon.
Monday 26 July
- Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.