Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm WST on Sunday 26 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A trough extends from the Interior down through the south coast, with a low embedded within the trough expected to track eastwards through the Bight on Monday. A high well southwest of the State extends a ridge across the Gascoyne coast, and the ridge will strengthen across the south coast and remainder of the west coast on Monday. The high will then track east through the Southern Ocean on Tuesday and Wednesday. A weakening cold front will cross the west coast on Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Monday 27 September

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly 2 metres.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tuesday 28 September

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the morning, and increasing to 15 to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Leeuwin.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Wednesday 29 September

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day. Winds offshore south of Cape Leeuwin reaching up to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 am WST Monday.

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