Upper West Coastal Waters Forecast: Fowlers Bay to Elliston

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm CST on Wednesday 8 July 2020.

Weather Situation

A high near Tasmania will slowly move over the Tasman Sea. A weakening trough will move over the far west of the State today ahead of a low pressure system that is developing well south of the Bight and is expected to move northeastwards to be southwest of Kangaroo Island Friday evening and across to Victoria on late Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northeast to northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching to 15 to 20 knots offshore and throughout late evening.
Seas
0.5 to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Thursday 9 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots north of Streaky Bay in the morning then turning west to northwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Friday 10 July

Winds
Northwest to westerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Saturday 11 July

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% 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 5:10 am CST Thursday.

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