Pilbara West Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Preston to North West Cape

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Forecast issued at 4:04 pm WST on Monday 25 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A broad trough extends from Kimberly into Pilbara. A ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the southern and central parts with a strong southeasterly surge extending over west Kimberley and Pilbara coasts. The ridge will slowly move eastwards on Wednesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots offshore tending northwesterly inshore becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about offshore western waters.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 26 July

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending south to southeasterly in the evening. Reaching up to 25 knots offshore east of Barrow Island in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about offshore western waters.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 27 July

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots before tending east to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about offshore western waters.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 28 July

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about offshore western waters.
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 Tuesday.

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