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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Local Waters Forecast for Adelaide Metropolitan Waters

Issued at 5:10 am CST on Tuesday 4 August 2020
for the period until midnight CST Friday 7 August 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 broad low pressure system will develop over the west of the State on Tuesday, then move slowly eastwards across the north of the State to be over NSW on Friday. A ridge of high pressure will extend over the State on the weekend from a high well south of the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 7 August

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm CST Tuesday.

* 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.