Forecast issued at 4:00 am WST on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
A weak cold front near the southwest corner of the State will move along the south coast during today. A new ridge develops in the wake of the front over southern parts of the State during Wednesday with a surface trough developing near the west coast on Thursday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gascoyne Coast
- Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- 2nd Swell
- South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Cloud clearing.
Thursday 8 December
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Gascoyne Coast
- Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Denham during the afternoon.
- Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Friday 9 December
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
- Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and 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 pm WST Wednesday.