Forecast issued at 4:01 pm WST on Friday 7 March 2014.
A surface trough lies just inland from the west coast and is expected contract eastwards into central parts of the state. A series of weak cold fronts to the south of the state will maintain an onshore flow over the weekend. A weak ridge of high pressure develops south of the state during Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots.
Saturday 8 March
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday 9 March
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending southerly in the late afternoon.
Monday 10 March
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon then tending southerly during the evening.
Tuesday 11 March
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 am WST Saturday.