Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:00 am WST on Wednesday 8 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A strong high lies south of the Bight. A deepening trough off the west coast will move inland for a period from late Wednesday into Thursday. The trough will redevelop near the west coast during Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Thursday 9 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwest to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Cape Leeuwin during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 10 April

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 pm WST Wednesday.

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