Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 10:14 am WST on Tuesday 21 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front is moving across the southwest of the State and will move quickly into southeastern waters during the day. A ridge of high pressure will develop across the south of the state in its wake from Wednesday, with a high pressure centre moving into the Bight on Thursday. A low pressure trough will begin to develop along the west coast from Thursday afternoon.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots east of Cape Leeuwin in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 22 February

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots east of Cape Leeuwin early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Thursday 23 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 Tuesday.

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