Ningaloo Coastal Waters Forecast: North West Cape to Cape Cuvier

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm WST on Thursday 9 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front will move over the southern coast this evening, with a ridge of high pressure developing in its wake. A high pressure system is forecast to move into the Bight on Saturday with a trough extending down the west coast, moving inland during the day. The trough will contract further eastwards during Sunday as the high pressure system move over the eastern states. A weak cold front is expected to brush the southwest corner of the state late Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Friday 10 April

Winds
South to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly before dawn then becoming west to southwesterly in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 11 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Coral Bay during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 12 April

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Coral Bay.
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 Friday.

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