Wednesday morning saw clear skies, a brisk SW breeze and head high to a bit overhead sets at Dee Why. The beach looked to have a very high percentage of shutdowns and the swell angle/period combo was not quite tuned to the point. Out at sea the swell was 3.4m at 11 seconds from 165° (SSE). Tide hits a 1.56m high at 0900 and will be back to low at 1500. Weather should be partly cloudy, with a high of 20C and water’s on 19C.
Outlook is for the swell to fade away fairly quickly across the day and then for conditions to slump back to near flat by Friday. Right now there seems to be some hope of a fresh pulse filling in on Sunday – but it’s also looking like being accompanied by south wind.
Have yourself a great Wednesday everyone!
A low over the Tasman Sea, in concert with a strong high in the Bight, is directing a firm south to southwesterly airstream over Coastal Waters. Winds are expected to ease later on Wednesday as the low moves away to the east and the high becomes dominant. A weak southerly change is forecast to move across southern parts of the coast on Friday, extending northward through remaining Waters on Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 23 September
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then turning westerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Friday 24 September
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the morning then tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.