Adelaide Metropolitan Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm CST on Wednesday 23 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge lies over South Australia. A weakening cold front will move over southern parts of the State Thursday morning. A new high will quickly follow, moving eastwards over the State and then over the Tasman Sea by Friday night. A second cold front is expected to move across South Australia Saturday morning followed by another, stronger high pressure system.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly around 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.

Thursday 24 April

Winds
Northwest to westerly 10 to 15 knots, possibly reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Brighton, shifting southeasterly 10 to 15 knots around sunrise then southeasterly by midday. Winds becoming south to southeasterly around 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around the middle of the day.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre.

Friday 25 April

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly below 0.5 metres.

Saturday 26 April

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Grange during the morning.
Swell
Westerly below 0.5 metres.

Sunday 27 April

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly 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 5:10 am CST Thursday.

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