The thumping swell of the last couple days has dropped away overnight and this morning sees waist high and weak looking conditions at Dee Why. Wind was coming lightly from the SE and not surprisingly was making the surface conditions scrappy looking. The swell at sea was coming from the SE and was 2 metres at 10 seconds apart – which tells me that there should still be the odd solid bomb set in the mix.
Wind should go around to the NE and the swell’s set to decrease steadily toward near flatness by Friday.
We’ll see what the Goat has to say tomorrow, but my quick read of the models makes me think the tiny stuff could continue through Saturday. However it does look as though we might see another dead south pulse in the shoulder high range at the magnets from Sunday into Monday…
Stay safe everyone, take that mask for when you’re indoors and have a great Wednesday.
A low pressure system to the east of Tasmania continues to move away to the east as an area of high pressure builds over coastal waters. This high then gradually moves northeast on Thursday as a cold front crosses the southern Tasman Seas and a low pressure system develops over Victoria. This developing low moves east on Friday pushing a trough and front northeast over the NSW coast.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
- Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Cloud clearing.
Thursday 28 October
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 29 October
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.