Adelaide Metropolitan Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am CST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends across the north of the State. A vigorous cold front in the Southern Ocean will move across the State on Thursday. A high will develop over the Bight later Friday and then move east to be near Keith Saturday evening.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 0.5 to 1 metre, reaching 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Noarlunga.

Thursday 31 July

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Adelaide Metropolitan Waters

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 25 to 33 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
West to southwesterly 0.5 to 1 metre, reaching 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Noarlunga.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms with possible small hail during the evening.

Friday 1 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 33 knots tending southwesterly during the morning then easing to south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon then easing further late afternoon and evening to be southerly 10 to 15 knots late evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon and to 1.5 metres late evening.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning with possible hail.

Saturday 2 August

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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

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