Upper West Coastal Waters Forecast: Fowlers Bay to Elliston

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Forecast issued at 6:34 am CST on Thursday 18 July 2024.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge is moving eastwards over SA today then northerly winds will freshen and become gusty ahead of a cold front which will move across the State on Friday. Another high pressure ridge will move across the north over the weekend and westerly winds will prevail in the south.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of Streaky Bay.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 19 July

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Upper West Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly during the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots during the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres, tending westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Saturday 20 July

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 Thursday.

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