Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am WST on Saturday 10 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough lies through eastern parts of the State and is being forced northeast as a ridge extends along the south coast. A weak cold front is moving along the south coast. The ridge will strengthen and extend east over the weekend with a west coast trough forming on Sunday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots north of Cape Leeuwin in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cape Leeuwin during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 11 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots north of Cape Leeuwin in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Cape Leeuwin during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 12 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Cape Leeuwin.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 pm WST Saturday.

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