Adelaide Metropolitan Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am CST on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A vigorous front near Adelaide is moving slowly east and is associated with an intense low 975 hPa south of the Bight that is forecast to be centred just southwest of Kangaroo Island early Thursday morning, just south of Victor Harbor late morning and near Bordertown late afternoon. A high pressure system will move in from the west on Friday and then move east of the State early Saturday, ahead of a trough of low pressure moving across the west later Saturday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for Adelaide Metropolitan Waters

Winds
North to northwesterly 30 to 40 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning. Wind becoming southwesterly 30 to 40 knots in the evening.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, temporarily decreasing to 2 to 3 metres from midday until early evening.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers with reduced visibility. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.

Friday 30 September

Gale Warning for Friday for Adelaide Metropolitan Waters

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots early in the morning. Decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then tending westerly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing below 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Saturday 1 October

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly during the morning then turning north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of Port Noarlunga during the evening.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 2 October

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting westerly during the day then increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 Thursday.

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