Pilbara East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wallal to Cape Preston

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm WST on Sunday 29 March 2015.

Weather Situation

The remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan will approach North-West Cape during Monday morning, bringing fresh to strong east to north-easterly winds to Pilbara coastal waters throughout Monday. Winds are expected to ease during Tuesday as the system weakens and moves away to the southwest. A weak surface trough will then develop around the Kimberley coast during Tuesday, extending along the Pilbara coast from Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore east of Port Hedland in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore west of Port Hedland, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 30 March

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Pilbara Coast East

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore west of Port Hedland in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, tending northerly 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain west of Port Hedland, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 31 March

Winds
Variable about 10 knots overnight, becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the early morning. Winds then tending west to southwesterly around 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower west of Port Hedland in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Port Hedland during the morning and afternoon.

Wednesday 1 April

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
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 Monday.

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