Leeuwin Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Naturaliste to Walpole

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm WST on Thursday 22 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A cold front will move through coastal waters during Thursday evening and into Friday morning. A ridge then develops over southern WA during Friday in the wake of the front.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Squalls to 45 knots possible in showers and thunderstorms early this evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm later this evening.

Friday 23 August

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Leeuwin Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Westerly 3 metres, tending southwesterly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Saturday 24 August

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 25 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 am WST Friday.

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