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Coastal Waters Forecast for Western Australia
Western Zones: North West Cape to Cape Naturaliste

Issued at 4:00 am WST on Monday 6 February 2023
for the period until midnight WST Wednesday 8 February 2023.

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 centre continues to move into the Bight with a deep surface trough just inland from the west coast. The trough will move slowly eastwards today as a new ridge strengthens across the southwest coast.

Ningaloo Coast: North West Cape to Cape Cuvier

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots from the late afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Northwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Gascoyne Coast: Cape Cuvier to Kalbarri

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots about Shark Bay during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about Shark Bay during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of Denham during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Denham. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Geraldton Coast: Kalbarri to Jurien Bay

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres inshore during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Geraldton. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Lancelin Coast: Jurien Bay to Two Rocks

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Perth Coast: Two Rocks to Dawesville

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Bunbury Geographe Coast: Dawesville to Cape Naturaliste

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening. Winds turning southeasterly in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

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