Central Coastal Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm CST on Thursday 18 July 2024.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge over SA will move east as a strong cold front moves across the Bight on Friday, producing freshen and gusty northerly winds. Fresh to strong westerly winds persists across coastal waters this weekend and early next week.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning northerly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Friday 19 July

Gale Warning for Friday for Central Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly in the late morning and afternoon. Winds reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres in the west during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible small hail in the evening.

Saturday 20 July

Winds
Southwesterly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending westerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly 5 to 7 metres, tending southwesterly 6 to 7 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning.

Sunday 21 July

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly 5 to 6 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind 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.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am CST Friday.

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