North Kimberley Coastal Waters Forecast: WA-NT Border to Kuri Bay

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Forecast issued at 4:02 pm WST on Friday 27 March 2015.

Weather Situation

The remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan will move southwest through offshore Kimberley coastal waters throughout Saturday, reaching eastern offshore Pilbara waters by late evening, and continuing to move southwest to be near the Northwest Cape by Monday morning. The system will remain below cyclone intensity but is expected to produce fresh to strong east to northeasterly winds over coastal waters which will begin to ease from Monday afternoon. A trough will begin to develop along the Kimberley and Pilbara coast on Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots west of Kalumburu in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres west of Kalumburu.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers and thunderstorms west of Kalumburu, 70% chance elsewhere.

Saturday 28 March

Winds
Variable about 10 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of Kalumburu in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday 29 March

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday 30 March

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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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