Ningaloo Coastal Waters Forecast: North West Cape to Cape Cuvier

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm WST on Friday 19 April 2024.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Bight is slowly moving eastwards whilst a broad trough persists off the west coast. The trough will be pushed eastwards on Monday by a weak cold front brushing the south coast. A new ridge will strengthen south of the State in the wake of the front.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre north of Coral Bay.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 20 April

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly during the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Coral Bay in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre north of Coral Bay.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 21 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending south to southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres north of Coral Bay, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 22 April

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

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 Saturday.

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