Forecast issued at 4:03 pm WST on Thursday 5 December 2013.
A ridge of high pressure lies along the south coast and is expected to push into the Bight during today, as a surface trough continues to develop down the west coast. The trough will begin to move inland on Friday, as another high pressure ridge moves in from the west and establishes along the south coast over the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots about Shark Bay in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres about Shark Bay.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Isolated thunderstorms inshore.
Friday 6 December
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly early in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Denham in the morning.
- to 1.5 metres.
- South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres before dawn.
- Isolated thunderstorms about Shark Bay early in the morning.
Saturday 7 December
- Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Denham by early evening.
- South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Sunday 8 December
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Denham during the evening.
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.