Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:04 pm WST on Thursday 5 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure to the south of the State will persist throughout the forecast period, gradually strengthening during Friday and the weekend. A very weak cold front will brush the south coast late Saturday evening, extending through the South East coast during Sunday morning.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Winds north of Margaret River tending south to southwesterly around 15 knots, shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Winds south of Margaret River tending 15 to 20 knots south to southeasterly.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres east of Cape Leeuwin.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Friday 6 March

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Cape Leeuwin in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 7 March

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots before dawn then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 8 March

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% 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 am WST Friday.

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