Ningaloo Coastal Waters Forecast: North West Cape to Cape Cuvier

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Forecast issued at 3:55 pm WST on Friday 19 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough near the west coast will gradually shift inland during tonight and Saturday. Generally east to southeasterly winds ahead in advance of the trough will tend southerly in its wake. The trough will move eastward over the Eucla coast to reach the Bight on Sunday. Behind the trough, a broad high pressure ridge will dominate the weather pattern into early next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 20 December

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Ningaloo Coast

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 21 December

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 22 December

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then tending south to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

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 Saturday.

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