Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am WST on Friday 6 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A moderate cold front is expected to reach the southwest corner of the State on Friday evening as an associated low pressure system develops over southern waters during Saturday. The low will deepen over the weekend as it moves quickly towards the east, as a ridge of high pressure develops in it's wake during Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds turning southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 7 May

Gale Warning for Saturday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending southerly 25 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 35 knots east of Cape Leeuwin during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, tending southerly during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Sunday 8 May

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
South to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
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 pm WST Friday.

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