Clear skies and a stiff 14-23 kt NW wind at 0700. The temperature was already 24 and the forecast tells us we can expect it to peak at 35 before an overnight south change come through tonight. From tomorrow we’re back to partly cloudy with south wind and a predicted high along the beaches of 22. Surfwise Dee Why looked relatively clean with waves into maybe the chest high range on the biggest sets. There were a couple of folks at the point when I grabbed the snaps, but they didn’t seem to be catching anything. Meanwhile the beach looked to be more consistent but the lack of decent banks continues to be a real problem. It looks like 90% shutdowns.
At 0600 the MHL buoy was seeing 2.2 metres of 8-sec period NE wind swell. The south change tomorrow will likely replace the NE stuff with similarly shortish period south wind swell by the afternoon.
Go well folks!
A high pressure system over the eastern Tasman Sea is extending a ridge over the state’s northeast while a trough of low pressure is moving across the south, directing strong northerly winds over much of the coastal waters. Winds will turn southerly along the southern half of the coast on Wednesday then the rest of the coastal waters on Thursday as a trough of low pressure and its associated cold front moves across. Following this, southerly winds will gradually ease as a new high pressure system drifts across the southeast of the continent while extending a ridge towards the state, reaching the southern Tasman Sea by the end of the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Thursday 21 September
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon and evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Friday 22 September
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.