Lower West Coastal Waters Forecast: Elliston to Cape Carnot

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am CST on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system centred south of the Bight will move eastwards today to be centred east of Tasmania early Monday morning. A weak ridge of high pressure will move across from the west on Monday ahead of a trough of low pressure expected to move over the State during Tuesday and Wednesday. Another ridge will extend from the west later on Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Lower West Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Monday 25 September

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots easing to 15 to 20 knots early morning then further to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots around sunrise then becoming variable about 10 knots late morning then becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots late afternoon then east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres developing late afternoon and evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tuesday 26 September

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southerly during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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 3:50 pm CST Sunday.

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