Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:13 pm WST on Monday 17 December 2018.

Weather Situation

A trough lies over eastern parts of the State and slowly moves eastwards contracting into South Australia later this evening. A ridge builds to the south of the State during the week before a new trough deepens near the west coast from Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cape Leeuwin in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre east of Cape Leeuwin.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 18 December

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Cape Leeuwin in early morning and again in the late afternoon. Winds south of Augusta tending southerly about 10 knots for a period in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 19 December

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds south of about Augusta tending variable less than 10 knots for a period in the early morning. Winds north of about Augusta tending southerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, then shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre east of Cape Leeuwin.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 20 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds north of about Augusta tending southerly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, then shifting southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds south of about Windy Harbour tending 10 to 15 knots for a period in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore east of Cape Leeuwin.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Tuesday.

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