Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:00 am WST on Thursday 18 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over southern parts of the State, gradually shifting eastwards into the Bight over the next couple of days. A surface trough also develops near the west coast today and then deepens and extends further down the west coast on Friday before moving eastwards well inland over the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then tending southeasterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Leeuwin in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cape Leeuwin during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 19 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cape Leeuwin during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 20 December

Winds
South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots west of Cape Leeuwin.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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 Thursday.

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