Lower West Coastal Waters Forecast: Elliston to Cape Carnot

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am CST on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over the far east of the State this morning will move east today. A vigorous cold front will move across western and central parts of the State on Thursday, then across eastern parts on Friday as a ridge of high pressure extends across the State from the west.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, temporarily easing to 10 15 knots inshore in the afternoon, before increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 19 September

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower West Coast

Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots before dawn then turning west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots around midday before shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm with squalls to at least 40 knots in the late afternoon and evening.

Friday 20 September

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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 3:50 pm CST Wednesday.

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