Ningaloo Coastal Waters Forecast: North West Cape to Cape Cuvier

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm WST on Saturday 3 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A deep trough across the Esperance coast will move eastwards today, reaching the SA border Saturday night. A weak cold front will approach from the southwest on Saturday afternoon, dissipating rapidly as a new ridge of high pressure develops in it's wake. The ridge will extend into the Bight during Sunday as a second weaker frontal feature brushes the south coast during Monday. A trough will start to develop inland from the west coast during Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres inshore.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Sunday 4 December

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Ningaloo Coast

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Monday 5 December

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Tuesday 6 December

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 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 Sunday.

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