Ningaloo Coastal Waters Forecast: North West Cape to Cape Cuvier

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Forecast issued at 4:03 pm WST on Wednesday 4 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure ridge lies across the south of the state. A weak cold front will approach the southwest on Thursday, decaying further as it progresses along the western and southern coasts. A stronger front is expected to approach the southwest Friday and into Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Coral Bay later this evening.

Thursday 5 May

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Coral Bay during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm offshore north of Coral Bay.

Friday 6 May

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower or thunderstorm offshore north of Coral Bay in the morning.

Saturday 7 May

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 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 am WST Thursday.

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