Geraldton Coastal Waters Forecast: Kalbarri to Jurien Bay

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm WST on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure weakens over southern WA as a weak cold front reaches the South West Capes this evening and pushes through southwestern parts of the South West Land Division on Thursday. A second, more significant cold front moves over the South West Land Division during Friday. A ridge of high pressure builds over the central west coast on Saturday, with a west to southwesterly flow persisting over southern parts throughout the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
West to southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Thursday 18 July

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 19 July

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then turning southwesterly 30 to 35 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Saturday 20 July

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Dangerous surf conditions hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing.

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 Thursday.

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