Marine Weather Warnings - Coastal Wind Warning
Coastal Waters Wind Warning
For Margaret River to Walpole.
Issued at 10:00 pm WST on Sunday 21 October 2012
A cold front is approaching the southwest corner of the state and expected to
reach the coast early Monday morning.
Strong Wind Warning
Margaret River to Walpole
Winds increasing to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during Sunday evening, shifting
westerly and easing below 25 knots by Sunday mid-night. Seas to 3 metres. Swell
to 2 metres.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am WST Monday.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here,
and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
WA's Kimberley is in the midst of one of its biggest wet seasons on record, causing headaches for emergency services, remote communities and cattle stations cut off by flooding, but it has not been all bad news for the region.
Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria have been evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they wait for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.
Shacks in the fishing village of King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria have been flooded by the McArthur River.