Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

No warnings for Western Australia

Forecast issued at 4:01 pm WST on Wednesday 16 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front near the south coast will contract into the Bight during the day as a ridge develops in its wake. A second weak cold front will reach the southwest corner on Thursday before a ridge redevelops to the south of the state overnight Thursday into Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore east of Cape Leeuwin in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres east of Cape Leeuwin.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.

Thursday 17 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore east of Cape Leeuwin in the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres around midday.

Friday 18 April

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Cape Leeuwin during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres by early evening.

Saturday 19 April

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.

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 Thursday.

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