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Dear Members,

We are experiencing some high winds at the Club today and more are predicted throughout the afternoon and evening. It might be advisable that at your earliest convenience you come down to the Club and check your vessel is secure. In Melville Water gusts are forecast from 30 - 45 knots throughout the day.
For boats in water pens please check that your mooring lines are adequate and secure. Boom covers, sail covers and biminis should be checked also.

For boats on the Western Hardstand, it is recommended that you tie your boat to the trailer and then secure your trailer with wheel chocks.

From the Bureau of Meteorology

A cut-off low-pressure system is approaching the Perth area this morning and will move over the coast south of Perth during Friday afternoon. This system is likely to produce wind and wave conditions typical of a strong winter cold front. A ridge develops rapidly over the central west coast in the wake of the low and will become established over southern parts of the State later on Saturday and during Sunday.

Forecast for Friday until Midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for Perth Local Waters.
Winds North to Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Winds turning west to southwesterly in the late afternoon. Seas 2.5 to 4 metres. Swell Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Weather Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Caution: Squalls in excess of 50 knots possible in showers or thunderstorms. Dangerous surf conditions are hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing. Tides likely to rise higher than normal.

Below: Wind pattern for 4pm today
Weather snip Friday
South of Perth Yacht Club