Forecast issued at 4:00 am WST on Wednesday 28 January 2015.
A ridge extends through most of southern waters of WA with a high pressure system in the Bight. A surface trough lies down the west coast and will deepen Wednesday before moving inland briefly on Thursday. A new ridge of high pressure will develop rapidly to the south of the state on Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- South to southwesterly 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 during the afternoon.
- South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Mostly sunny.
Thursday 29 January
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Gascoyne Coast
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm about Shark Bay in the afternoon.
Friday 30 January
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 pm WST Wednesday.