Nor’easter will be getting into it soon, but before 0800 conditions were clean and the combo NE+S swell was lighting up the beachies from Dee Why to Northy (and north and south of there obviously!). Sets were into the head and a bit range on the bombs, but it was a consistent chest high for the most part. Tide was coming off the 1.59m high at 0645. By the time it’s back to low at 1340, the wind will have hacked most places to pieces. Out at sea the main energy was coming from 116° at 2 metres with a period just shy of 10 seconds. Water’s on 23C according to Beachwatch, who also warns that pollution’s likely along the Manly stretch and possible at North Curly and North Narrabeen lagoon entrances.
Outlook you ask? Well, the Mighty Goat has pronounced upon our prospects.
Stay safe, wear the N95 around others and have a good one!
A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea. North to northeasterly winds in most parts, increasing during the day.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
- 1st Swell
- East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- 2nd Swell
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore this afternoon.
Saturday 15 January
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots becoming northerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday 16 January
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly during the morning.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending easterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.