Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:00 am WST on Thursday 29 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the south of the State continues to move slowly eastwards along the south coast. A cold front will move through southern parts on Friday afternoon with a cold, unstable airmass behind bringing strong winds and elevated seas over the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots by late morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Cape Leeuwin in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.

Friday 30 June

Gale Warning for Friday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots turning west to southwesterly during the morning before easing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Saturday 1 July

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly during the day.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible small hail.
Caution
Dangerous surf conditions hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing.

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 Thursday.

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