Albany Coastal Waters Forecast: Walpole to Bremer Bay

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am WST on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge will lie to the south of the state throughout the forecast period. A trough over central parts of the state extends northeast into the Interior. The trough is extending a branch towards the west coast and a low is expected to form within the trough today and move south. The trough and low pressure system will move inland on Thursday as a new ridge arrives on the west coast from the Indian Ocean. A weak cold front will brush past the southwest coast on Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots west of Albany during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the late afternoon and evening.

Thursday 8 December

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon.

Friday 9 December

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
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 4:00 pm WST Wednesday.

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