Pilbara East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wallal to Cape Preston

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Forecast issued at 4:00 am WST on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A ridge over waters north of the State will gradually weaken later today and Thursday, leading to an easing of east to southeasterly winds, then a trough will lie near the north coast of the State on Friday and Saturday. A ridge will strengthen over waters off the west Pilbara from late Thursday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Pilbara Coast East

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending southeast to southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 23 September

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 24 September

Winds
Southwest to southeasterly around 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the afternoon, and west to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
North to northeasterly below 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 pm WST Wednesday.

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