Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm WST on Thursday 23 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A deep surface trough lies through eastern parts of the State, contracting eastwards with a ridge of high pressure developing over southern coastal parts in its wake. A high pressure system will move into the Bight on Friday. A weak cold front will reach the southwest of the state Saturday afternoon, with a new weak ridge of high pressure developing in its wake.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Friday 24 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 25 October

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending westerly 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Sunday 26 October

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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.

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