Investigator Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 5:10 am CST on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system centred over the Bight will move eastwards to be centred over Eyre Peninsula later today, then over waters east of Queensland by Friday. A cold front will move over southern parts of South Australia early on Friday, followed by another high moving to the south of the Bight on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly late morning, reaching 15 to 20 knots for a period late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, reaching 1 to 1.5 metres in the far west.
2nd Swell
South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres in the east of Backstairs Passage.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 23 September

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots in the south at times until early evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Backstairs Passage during the morning.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 24 September

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west.
Weather
Cloudy.

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 3:50 pm CST Wednesday.

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