Investigator Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm CDT on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred over the Bight will move northeastwards overnight ahead of a cold front expected to move across coastal waters during Friday. A new high pressure system will move over the Bight during the weekend then move slowly eastwards. A trough will move over the far west late Tuesday then move slowly eastwards during the middle of next week.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Friday 18 October

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning, shifting west to southwesterly in the afternoon then easing to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west late afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 19 October

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 20 October

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending south to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly 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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