Perth Local Marine Weather Overview
Tides for SwanbourneHigh Fri 09:14 WST (1.2m)
Low Fri 17:48 WST (0.6m)
High Fri 23:51 WST (0.8m)
Low Sat 02:06 WST (0.8m)
forecast windsThursday: N increasing 15/25 kts
Friday: E/SE 30 kts
Saturday: SE 15/25 kts
Sunday: SE 10/15 kts
Thursday: Northerly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/25 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres by late evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres. Friday: Northwest to northeasterly 15/20 knots tending west to southwesterly in the middle of the day then shifting east to southeasterly 15/25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning easterly during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Monday: Easterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.Issued Thu 22:00 WST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, SW
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