Northern Western Australia

Synoptic Situation: A surface trough lies near the Pilbara coast with a high pressure system developing south of the State with a fresh east to southeast flow over the Northern Coastal Waters again on Friday. A cold front will approach the far western Pilbara later on Saturday and move over Pilbara waters during Sunday and Monday.

Western Australia

Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

North Kimberley Coast: WA-NT Border to Kuri Bay

Thursday 6 August

Winds: Northwest to southwesterly winds 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell 1: Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear.

Friday 7 August

Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell 1: Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Saturday 8 August

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Winds reaching southeasterly 15 to 20 knots east of Kalumburu for a period during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell 1: Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Sunday 9 August

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly during the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell 1: Westerly around 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.