Esperance Coastal Waters Forecast: Bremer Bay to Israelite 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

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Esperance Coast

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Esperance in the late afternoon and evening.

Thursday 8 December

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Esperance Coast

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending east to northeasterly around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Friday 9 December

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to westerly 15 to 20 knots throughout the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Hopetoun.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
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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