Cape Naturaliste

Cape Naturaliste is a headland in the south western region of Western Australia at the western edge of the Geographe Bay.
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  • The bearing of the arrow indicates the direction of the sea and swell. The point of the arrow indicates the period of the sea and swell.

    Naturaliste directional graph


  • The significant wave height is the average height of the highest one third of waves recorded. It is often the wave height reported by an experienced observer.

    Naturaliste significant wave height graph

  • The coloured circles indicate the changes in sea and swell direction over time.

    Naturaliste historical wave direction graph

  Plan your Busselton boating trip

Download our boating guide and check the weather forecast before heading out on the water. Find out more about boating safety and planning your trip.

MAC_G_Boating_Bunbury_Busselton.pdf icon Bunbury Busselton boating guide Kb
External Link Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Busselton forecast
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  Cape Naturaliste facilities

  Naturaliste Volunteer Marine Rescue Group Inc.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
  PO Box 411
Dunsborough WA 6281
(08) 9756 8262 (08) 9756 8262 Email

  Tide predictions and resources

Find out about annual tide predictions at various locations along Western Australia's coast.

MAC_P_TidesComb2019.pdf icon 2019: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2018.pdf icon 2018: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2017.pdf icon 2017: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2016.pdf icon 2016: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2015.pdf icon 2015: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb
MAC_P_TidesComb2014.pdf icon 2014: Tide predictions by location (Western Australia) Kb

Bureau of Meteorology resources

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) offers a range of tide related information:

Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Interactive tide map
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature and currents
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Sea temperature analysis
Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): The wind across Australia

  Cape Naturaliste historical wave data

Historical wave data

The table below shows the dates during which wave data was collected at various locations around Cape Naturaliste.

Legend: A = Analogue, D = Digital

Location No. Depth Latitude (S) Longitude (E) Installed Removed Format
43 50 metres 33° 21' 44" 114° 46' 32" 07/11/1998 28/04/2004 D
46 50 metres 33° 32' 05" 114° 45' 52" 01/05/2004 Current D

  About the weather and wave information on this page

All information is provided to the public subject to the Department of Transport's disclaimer, privacy, copyright and conditions of use policy.

Weather

Weather information is gathered from the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Wave information

The wave climate at any location can be, and usually is, a combination of sea and swell and is often referred to as the total wave.

The graphs provide information on sea waves and swell waves. They are updated as near to real-time as possible.

The near real-time wave data is downloaded from recording sites and graphics created for the web using software developed by Tremarfon Pty Ltd.

Opens in a new window Bureau of Meteorology (BOM): Terminology
External Link Marine Safety Tasmania: MetEye - Weather forecasting tool from the BOM (video)

 

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