Adelaide Metropolitan Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:03 pm CST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends across the north of the State. A vigorous cold front south of the Bight will move across South Australian coastal waters on Thursday. A high will develop over the Bight later Friday and then move east to be near the Victorian border Saturday evening.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, reaching 1.5 to 2 metres south of Glenelg.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre.

Thursday 31 July

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Adelaide Metropolitan Waters

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

Friday 1 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the morning and easing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon, then further to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon and becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms during the morning with possible small hail.

Saturday 2 August

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

Sunday 3 August

Winds
East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly by late morning then becoming east to southeasterly by early evening.
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 5:10 am CST Thursday.

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