Albany Coastal Waters Forecast: Walpole to Bremer Bay

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Forecast issued at 4:00 am WST on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A cold front is moving across the south coast of the State, and will reach the South Australia border on Wednesday morning. Strong to gale force winds, gusty showers and possible hail will trail the front across southern waters. A ridge will extend across the west coast during tonight, moving eastward across southern WA on Thursday on reaching northern South Australia by Friday. Another cold front will reach the lower west coast on Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Albany Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Winds east of Albany may reach up to 35 knots this morning.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon. Possible hail east of Albany early this morning.
Caution
Dangerous surf conditions hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing.

Thursday 29 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore west of Albany in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 30 September

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 35 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending westerly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

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.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 pm WST Wednesday.

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