Investigator Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

No warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 5:10 am CDT on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system will develop southwest of the Bight today, then a weak cold front will move across southern coasts on Saturday morning and a new high pressure system will develop south of the Bight on Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, turning southerly during the morning and decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, reaching 2 to 4 metres in the west. South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the east of Backstairs Passage.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Friday 31 March

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Saturday 1 April

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of Backstairs Passage during the afternoon.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% 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.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm CDT Thursday.

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