Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm WST on Thursday 30 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A broad trough lies over central parts of the state and will contract eastwards during Thursday ahead of a weak cold front which will brush the southwest of the State late Thursday. A ridge of high pressure will develop in the wake of the front on Friday with a high pressure system moving into the Bight on Saturday. Another weak front will near the southwest of the state during Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots east of Cape Leeuwin.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Friday 31 October

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots east of Cape Leeuwin early in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then tending east to southeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Saturday 1 November

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 2 November

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending westerly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 Friday.

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