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Coastal Waters Forecast for Western Australia
Southern Zones: Cape Naturaliste to WA-SA Border

Issued at 10:01 am WST on Saturday 29 February 2020
for the period until midnight WST Monday 2 March 2020.

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A surface trough inland from the west coast will move eastwards during Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds to the south of the State. A new trough will begin to develop down the west coast on Sunday.

Leeuwin Coast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

Forecast for Saturday 29 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds: South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 1 March

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds: Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots turning easterly during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 2 March

Winds: Easterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Albany Coast: Walpole to Bremer Bay

Forecast for Saturday 29 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Albany Coast

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning then tending southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 1 March

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Albany Coast

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning easterly during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 2.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 2 March

Winds: Easterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Esperance Coast: Bremer Bay to Israelite Bay

Forecast for Saturday 29 February until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots west of Hopetoun in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Sunday 1 March

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Esperance Coast

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southerly 2.5 to 3 metres around midday. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 2 March

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Eucla Coast: Israelite Bay to WA-SA Border

Forecast for Saturday 29 February until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northeast to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots west of Eyre in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Sunday 1 March

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Eucla Coast

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Forecast for Monday 2 March

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 pm WST Saturday.

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

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