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

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Forecast issued at 4:01 am WST on Saturday 2 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over the south of the state will weaken on Saturday as a front brushes the southwest corner. The ridge will then strengthen again as a high cell moves across the south of the State dominating conditions into early next week.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly in the morning then tending south to southwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in Exmouth Gulf in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres about offshore western waters.

Sunday 3 August

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Pilbara Coast West

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore east of Onslow in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre offshore.

Monday 4 August

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore east of Barrow Island during the morning.

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 pm WST Saturday.

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