Forecast issued at 10:31 am CST on Thursday 31 July 2014.
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 Thursday until midnight
Gale Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast
- Westerly 30 to 40 knots increasing to 35 to 45 knots by midday.
- 3.5 to 5 metres.
- Westerly 5 to 7 metres, increasing to 6 to 8 metres during the afternoon.
- Isolated squally thunderstorms with small hail during late afternoon and evening.
Friday 1 August
Gale Warning for Friday for Lower South East Coast
- West to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots easing to south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots early afternoon then further to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres early afternoon, then further to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
- Southwesterly 7 to 9 metres.
- Isolated squally thunderstorms with possible small hail until late afternoon.
Saturday 2 August
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the day.
- Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening.
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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm CST Thursday.