Forecast issued at 9:44 am WST on Friday 29 July 2016.
A high pressure system gradually contracts eastwards as a cold front approaches from the west this evening. A second, stronger cold front moves through southern parts late Saturday and during Sunday before a new ridge of high pressure develops over southern WA on Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Gale Warning for Friday for Albany Coast
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Reaching up to 40 knots in the evening. Squalls in excess of 60 knots possible in showers later.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
- Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers west of Albany, 60% chance elsewhere.
Saturday 30 July
Gale Warning for Saturday for Albany Coast
- West to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
- 2 to 4 metres.
- Westerly 3 to 5 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 6 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Sunday 31 July
- West to northwesterly 30 to 35 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 40 knots during the morning.
- 3 to 5 metres.
- Westerly 5 to 8 metres, tending southwesterly 6 to 8 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.
- Dangerous surf conditions hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing. Tides expected to be higher than normal.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 pm WST Friday.