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

Issued at 5:10 am CST on Tuesday 17 September 2019
for the period until midnight CST Friday 20 September 2019.

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 high 1030 hPa over western Bass Strait will move eastwards across Bass Strait today. A vigorous cold front is expected to move across western and central parts of the State on Thursday, then across eastern parts on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September until midnight

Winds: Easterly 5 to 10 knots, reaching 10 to 15 knots south of Brighton in the early evening. Southwest afternoon sea breezes around 10 knots north of Brighton. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: Easterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots late morning, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly 20 to 25 knots during the morning, then turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Forecast for Friday 20 September

Winds: West to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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.