Central Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm CST on Thursday 16 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over southern WA extends a ridge of high pressure across the north of the State. A front is expected to move across the west of the State during Friday afternoon and evening, and then the east of the State early on Saturday morning. Another high pressure system will move over the Bight on Sunday, then move slowly northeastwards early in the week.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, turning northwesterly in the evening and reaching 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 17 August

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and evening and possibly reaching 25 to 30 knots in the far west near midnight.
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 morning, then tending westerly 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain, with possible hail in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the late morning and afternoon.

Saturday 18 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning.

Sunday 19 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am CST Friday.

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