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

Issued at 10:00 am WST on Tuesday 5 March 2024
for the period until midnight WST Thursday 7 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 new high pressure ridge is extending across the west and southern coast. A trough will re-form down the west coast by Wednesday.

Ningaloo Coast: North West Cape to Cape Cuvier

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Gascoyne Coast: Cape Cuvier to Kalbarri

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gascoyne Coast

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots, becoming south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Sunny.

Geraldton Coast: Kalbarri to Jurien Bay

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Geraldton Coast

Winds: South to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening. Weather: Sunny.

Lancelin Coast: Jurien Bay to Two Rocks

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Lancelin Coast

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Perth Coast: Two Rocks to Dawesville

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Perth Coast

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then tending southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon then turning east to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Bunbury Geographe Coast: Dawesville to Cape Naturaliste

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Bunbury Geographe Coast

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, tending south to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Winds tending southerly and reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Bunbury Geographe Coast

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly in the late afternoon then turning east to southeasterly during the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

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

* 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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