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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Local Waters Forecast for Adelaide Metropolitan Waters

Issued at 5:10 am CDT on Thursday 22 February 2024
for the period until midnight CDT Sunday 25 February 2024.

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 area of low pressure over South Australia will persist overnight ahead of a cold front sweeping across the State on Thursday. A high pressure system developing south of the Bight on Friday will drive a fresh southerly flow over South Australian coasts. The high will move through Bass Strait to the Tasman Sea at the weekend maintaining a ridge over the south.

Forecast for Thursday 22 February until midnight

Winds: Northeast to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 23 February

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Grange around midday. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 24 February

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day then tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Sunday 25 February

Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day then tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Grange during the afternoon or evening. Swell: West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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