Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm WST on Monday 3 August 2015.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure moves slowly eastward over southern WA during the next few days, maintaining mostly offshore winds. A weak cold front will brush the Eucla coast on Tuesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Leeuwin in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Cape Leeuwin by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tuesday 4 August

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly during the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Leeuwin in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Cape Leeuwin.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Wednesday 5 August

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers east of Cape Leeuwin, near zero chance elsewhere.

Thursday 6 August

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
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 am WST Tuesday.

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