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

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Forecast issued at 4:02 pm WST on Friday 26 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies in the Bight, and will move towards eastern Australia by the weekend. A trough will develop through the Pilbara and Kimberley later today, and move east over the weekend. Another broad trough extending from Kimberly to Pilbara will develop on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 27 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending west to southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower in Exmouth Gulf in the late afternoon and evening.

Sunday 28 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning.

Monday 29 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 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 Saturday.

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