Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:00 am WST on Monday 5 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies across the south of the state. A weak cold front will move across far southwestern waters on Monday, ahead of a stronger cold front which will move across southern coastal waters throughout Wednesday. A high pressure ridge will develop along the south coast in its wake.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore east of Cape Leeuwin in the late morning and afternoon. Winds turning southwesterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of Cape Leeuwin during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tuesday 6 December

Winds
Southwesterly about 10 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.

Wednesday 7 December

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre, tending northwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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 Monday.

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