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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Local Waters Forecast for Adelaide Metropolitan Waters

Issued at 3:50 pm CDT on Wednesday 29 January 2020
for the period until midnight CDT Sunday 2 February 2020.

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over the southeast of the State will move eastwards overnight. A cold front is expected to move across western waters on Friday, then continue trough central and eastern waters on Saturday. Another high pressure ridge will extend across waters to the south of SA early next week.

Forecast for Wednesday 29 January until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Thursday 30 January

Winds: East to northeasterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning, north to northwesterly about 10 knots around midday then becoming variable below 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 31 January

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Saturday 1 February

Winds: Northeast to northwesterly around 10 knots, shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early morning, turning southerly late morning, easing to 10 to 15 knots from mid afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Sunday 2 February

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am CDT Thursday.

* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.