Wind blew NE all night and the Bureau says it’s not backing off until tomorrow afternoon. As the pictures show, there’s still some solid looking swell. As of 0730 it was 2 metres at 15 seconds from the SSE (158°) out at sea. That was translating into messy, chaotic looking head high plus wave faces at the Dee Why end of the beach. Tide was high at 0630 and is currently running out to the low at 1210. Beachwatch is calling the water good pretty much everywhere and is reporting a temp of 17C. Weather should be partly cloudy, but turning showery by this evening as we head into a rainy Friday.
The SSE swell energy is set to fade today so that by tomorrow we’ll be left with mainly short period NE wind swell. It’ll be interesting (as always!) to see what the Mighty Goat thinks about our prospects when he rolls out a forecast later today. I’m kind of curious to see what he thinks of mid next week…
Go well everybody and stay safe.
A cold front in the far west of the state will continue to move slowly east today, increasing north to northeasterly winds along the east coast. This front will push off the east coast late on Friday or early Saturday, with a ridge becoming established across the state over the weekend in the wake of the front.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly around 1 metre later in the evening.
- Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers.
Friday 9 September
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon and evening.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
- 2nd Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 10 September
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the afternoon then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.