Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm WST on Thursday 17 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies across central parts of the State. A cold front is approaching from the the southwest and will cross the southwest corner during Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Friday 18 August

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
West to northwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres east of Cape Leeuwin during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Saturday 19 August

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely in the morning and early afternoon.

Sunday 20 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% 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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