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

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Thursday 29 February 2024
for the period until midnight WST Sunday 3 March 2024.

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 high pressure ridge is building south of the State. A broad trough lies near the west coast, which will deepen over the weekend.

Leeuwin Coast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Cape Leeuwin in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. 2nd Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Cape Leeuwin in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: Easterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 2nd Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Albany Coast: Walpole to Bremer Bay

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: Easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore east of Albany. Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: Easterly 25 to 30 knots turning northeasterly during the day, and decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Esperance Coast: Bremer Bay to Israelite Bay

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots east of Hopetoun in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres west of Esperance. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm east of Esperance.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres. Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm east of Hopetoun in the morning and early afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: Easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Esperance.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: Easterly 20 to 30 knots turning northeasterly during the day. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Eucla Coast: Israelite Bay to WA-SA Border

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending easterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of Eyre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots east of Eyre during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 20 to 25 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: Easterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the late afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. 1st Swell: South to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 am WST Friday.

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