Pilbara East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wallal to Cape Preston

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Forecast issued at 10:04 am WST on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A trough lies through the central Pilbara and will move northwards today as a ridge of high pressure develops over the south of the State, with fresh to strong southeasterly winds expected over Pilbara and adjacent Kimberley waters on Thursday and Friday morning. A new trough is expected to form over the west Pilbara during Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending south to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre east of Port Hedland.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Port Hedland in the morning and afternoon.

Thursday 15 April

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Pilbara Coast East

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore east of Port Hedland early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm west of Port Hedland in the morning. Sunny afternoon.

Friday 16 April

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending easterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

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 Wednesday.

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