Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:12 pm WST on Wednesday 18 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough inland of the west coast will continue moving eastwards as a cold front approaches the southwest. The cold front will extend along the south coast on Thursday with a ridge of high pressure developing over the south in it's wake during Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Cape Leeuwin in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore north of Cape Leeuwin by early evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower east of Cape Leeuwin.

Thursday 19 January

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots east of Cape Leeuwin early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Friday 20 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 21 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
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 Thursday.

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