It looks as though if you weren’t in the water before 0730, you missed the hour or so of light offshores. The southerly’s with us now, and by the time I took the pictures at Dee Why around 0900, it had deteriorated quite a bit. Conditions were better along the mid to southern Manly stretch where the wind was more sideshore. Size was in the chest high range give or take.
Swell at sea was 1.6m at 10 seconds from the E by ESE as of 0500, but by 0900 it’d swung to the SSW and period fell to 6 seconds.
Dial those expectations way down.
We’re heading into an extended run of showery weather and mainly onshore winds. Tomorrow is not looking hopeful at all, but there might possibly be some little bumps for Friday morning and then an influx of SE enery into the 1.5+ m range from Saturday through Sunday. Might even be kinda fun on Sunday morning…
Stay well, take the mask for inside spaces because the latest Omicron varient is sending cases up pretty quickly from the look of it.
A ridge of high pressure extends along the New South Wales coast while a trough is moving north along the south coast bringing a fresh to strong southerly change. The trough is expected to weaken as it moves north during today. After this, the trough is forecast to linger near the northern coast for the remainder of the week with east to southeasterly winds predominating.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- 2nd Swell
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon.
Thursday 24 March
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Friday 25 March
- Easterly about 10 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.