Ningaloo Coastal Waters Forecast: North West Cape to Cape Cuvier

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Forecast updated at 11:39 am WST on Sunday 11 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred south of the State will move into the Bight on Sunday, before moving over the eastern states during Monday. Tropical Cyclone Seroja lies to the west of the Gascoyne coast. It will move southeast towards the west coast on Sunday. It is expected make landfall later Sunday or early Monday, most likely between Carnarvon and Jurien Bay. Tropical Cyclone Seroja is then expected to continue to track inland to the southeast and weaken during Monday. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Odette has weakened and the remnants of the system are over open waters well to the west of the State. For more details see http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/. A strong ridge will develop over southern parts of the State during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tropical System Location

At 8:00 am WST Tropical Cyclone Seroja was located about 190 nautical miles west northwest of Denham and 285 nautical miles northwest of Kalbarri. Centre located near 24.3S 110.5E. Recent movement has been towards the south southeast at 17 knots.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Gale Warning for Sunday for Ningaloo Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, increasing to 30 to 40 knots south of Coral Bay. Winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Waves
South of Coral Bay: Seas and swell exceeding 4m. Elsewhere: Seas 2 to 3 metres. Swells West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Tides are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark.

Monday 12 April

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of Coral Bay early in the morning. Winds turning southerly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres north of Coral Bay.
2nd Swell
Northwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending north to northwesterly below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 13 April

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Sunday.

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