Lower West Coastal Waters Forecast: Elliston to Cape Carnot

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm CDT on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure over the western districts will continue to move eastwards over the central districts Wednesday evening, to reach eastern districts early on Thursday. A high pressure ridge will extend across the State following the trough with a high pressure system developing over the western Bight on Saturday, then moving southeastwards on Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots offshore till mid evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 21 October

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots early morning, becoming variable about 10 knots late afternoon, then southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 22 October

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 23 October

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening.
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 Thursday.

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