Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm WST on Thursday 18 April 2019.

Weather Situation

An approaching strong cold front reaches the southwest capes tonight crossing the west coast during the evening and early Friday morning. It will continue moving east and in its wake a ridge develops during Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.
Seas
3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 19 April

Gale Warning for Friday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the morning. Squalls to 50 knots possible in showers and thunderstorms.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.
Caution
Dangerous surf conditions hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing.

Saturday 20 April

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible hail in the morning.
Caution
Dangerous surf conditions hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing, easing during the day.

Sunday 21 April

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of Cape Leeuwin during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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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