Gloomy and tiny-wave morning along the beaches as we vaccinated types are permitted to come out of most lockdown restrictions.
(According to the latest stats the 15+ population of the Northern Beaches is 92.5% has had its first vaccination and 76.3% of us have had our second dose. Count me among the cautiously hopeful, but I’ll still be packing the mask when I go out.)
As of 0830 the wind was SW 10-15kt and out at sea the 8-second period SSE bump was close to the 2.7m. But you’d be lucky to get a slow moving knee to waist high bump this morning at Dee Why.
There’s no real change to the outlook in this morning’s swell models, which is to say that things are shaping to be tiny to flat until the end of the work week when we could see a slight uptick. Looks like a good week for work and school and generally catching up on things.
Go well everyone!
A coastal southerly change will continue heading north and become slow moving off the far north coast near Queensland border, then deepen to a low pressure system on Tuesday before weakening. Meanwhile a ridge of high pressure will extend from the south later Monday into Tuesday then drift away on Wednesday as the next cold front approaches from the west.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
- Southerly 20 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning, then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Tuesday 12 October
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 13 October
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
- Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.