Far West Coastal Waters Forecast: WA-SA Border to Fowlers Bay

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm CDT on Thursday 20 January 2022.

Weather Situation

An upper level low pressure system and associated surface trough is developing over the west of the State. The surface low is expected to deepen Friday and then move only slowly eastwards over the weekend. Another upper system reintensifies the surface trough mid next week.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight.

Friday 21 January

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore in the west in the late afternoon and early evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 22 January

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 23 January

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy.

Please be awareWind 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.

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

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