Not raining as the day started, but the Bureau says we have a 90% chance of precipitation at some point. Oh, and there’s a strong wind warning for northeasterlies at 20-30 kts. As of 0730, it was blowing 10-15 kts from the NNE and out at sea the 2 metre swell was out of the NE at a choppy 7 seconds. There were a few people in the water up the beach from the club at Dee Why but no one was bothering with the point. Waves looked to be in the waist high range, but as the numbers indicate, power was minimal and wave faces were mostly in the knee to waist high range. The NE wind won’t improve the 18C water temp. Speaking of the water, Beachwatch says pollution is possible at Collaroy, North Curly and the Manly stretch. Next tide is a low at 0935.
As for the outlook, well, Thursday’s rolled around again and that means we can expect the Goat to grace us with his reading of the surf runes later today. My quick take is that we’re in for variations on a theme of onshore and gutlessness. But let’s see what the wise one foretells…
Have a safe Thursday everyone, get the jab sorted and mask up inside.
A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea in concert with a cold front crossing New South Wales is leading to strengthening northerly winds across Coastal Waters. The front will move offshore later on Thursday or during Friday, bringing vigorous westerly winds. Conditions should ease as another high moves over from the west later in the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending northerly in the late evening.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.
Friday 15 October
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 16 October
- Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.