Pilbara East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wallal to Cape Preston

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm WST on Monday 19 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure is building over central parts of the State resulting in a fresh to strong east to southeasterly flow across the Northern Coastal Waters. The ridge will gradually contract eastwards during the week with a trough developing near the Kimberley and Pilbara coasts on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Pilbara Coast East

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Clear.

Tuesday 20 August

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Pilbara Coast East

Winds
East to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore west of Port Hedland by early evening.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 21 August

Winds
Easterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Westerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Westerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore west of Port Hedland during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
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 am WST Tuesday.

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