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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am WST on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A broad trough lies over offshore waters while a strong high pressure system moving into the Bight will lead to a surge of east to southeasterly winds along the coast between Port Hedland and Broome for the next few mornings.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots east of Barrow Island in the late morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower west of Onslow, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 27 April

Winds
Northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore east of Barrow Island early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in Exmouth Gulf in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Barrow Island in the morning.

Friday 28 April

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly during the morning then tending west to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of Barrow Island during the morning.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly 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 pm WST Wednesday.

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