Esperance Coastal Waters Forecast: Bremer Bay to Israelite Bay

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm WST on Thursday 19 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough extends from the centre of the State to the south coast and will continue to track east further into the Bight overnight and into Friday morning. A ridge strengthens along the south coast and another surface trough will develop near the west coast during Friday, before shifting inland on the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots east of Esperance in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres east of Hopetoun.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 20 January

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southeasterly about 10 knots in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers east of Esperance, near zero chance elsewhere.

Saturday 21 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of Hopetoun during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Sunday 22 January

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning. Winds shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots west of Esperance during the late morning and extending throughout during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 am WST Friday.

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