Ningaloo Coastal Waters Forecast: North West Cape to Cape Cuvier

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Forecast issued at 4:00 am WST on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A strong high will move through the Bight during today, while a trough will deepen down the west coast later today into Wednesday. The trough will move inland from the west coast and will shift eastwards across the south coast on Thursday as a new ridge strengthens into the southwest part of the State.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending south to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre offshore north of Coral Bay.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 22 September

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly around 10 knots in the morning, then becoming northwest to southwesterly in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Coral Bay.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre north of Coral Bay.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 23 September

Winds
Southerly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre north of Coral Bay.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 pm WST Tuesday.

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