Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm WST on Sunday 17 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A surface trough lies near the west coast with a high pressure system south of the Bight continuing to slowly move east. The surface trough will continue to move eastwards over the coming days and is expected to progress inland on Tuesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 30 knots east of Cape Leeuwin.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 3 metres east of Cape Leeuwin.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Monday 18 January

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending east to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and again in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Cape Leeuwin in the morning. Sunny afternoon.

Tuesday 19 January

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.
2nd Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm east of Cape Leeuwin in the evening.

Wednesday 20 January

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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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