As expected, the swell energy levels continued fading overnight. This morning sees a metre of 8-second wind swell out at sea and barely half that along the beach at Dee Why. It’s not totally unsurfable if you have the right gear, but you’ll want to be keen to get in. The surface conditions before 1100 were still smooth and despite the cloud it wasn’t exactly gloomy at the beach. We can expect the odd shower today along with a high of 26. Water quality is good most places too and the temp is 22C according to Beachwatch.
Outlook is for it to become unsurfably small over the next few days before perhaps coming back up to roughly the size we’ve had over the last day or so as a small south pulse fills in from around Thursday. It looks like we can probably expect south wind with the uptick in swell energy by Friday.
Stay safe and go well!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a week ridge over the central and northern waters. North to northeasterly winds are forecast to persist in most parts today, tending west to southwesterly in the south as another trough moves through the region. A high pressure ridge will extend across New South Wales waters from Monday, with winds shifting southerly.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending northwesterly in the morning then becoming variable below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.
Monday 16 May
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending northwest to southwesterly in the early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Tuesday 17 May
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.