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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am WST on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A trough lies off the Pilbara coast and through the Kimberley with a ridge of high pressure building through central parts. The ridge weakens on Friday as a cloud band extends through the east-central Pilbara and adjacent waters.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Pilbara Coast West

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore east of Onslow in the morning. Becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about offshore western waters.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 30 September

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly early in the morning then tending southwesterly in the evening. Reaching up to 25 knots west of Onslow in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Barrow Island during the afternoon.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about offshore western waters.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of rain.

Saturday 1 October

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about offshore western waters during the morning.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in 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 Thursday.

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