The Western Australian Current is a cold current in the southeastern Indian Ocean . It flows off the western coast of Australia from south to north, and represents the northern branch of the West Winds . In the tropical zone of the Southern Hemisphere, part of the West Australian Current passes into the Southern Passat Current , part dissipates in the Timor Sea .
|West Australian Current|
|average speed||0.7-0.9 km / h|
The flow rate of 0.7-0.9 km per hour, salinity of 35.5-35.70 grams per liter. The water temperature along the course varies from 19 to 26 ° C in February and from 15 to 21 ° C in August.
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