Lower South East Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Jaffa to SA-Vic Border

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Forecast issued at 10:02 am CST on Thursday 18 July 2024.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge is moving eastwards over SA today then northerly winds will freshen and become gusty ahead of a cold front which will move across the State on Friday. Another high pressure ridge will move across the north over the weekend and westerly winds will prevail in the south.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy.

Friday 19 July

Gale Warning for Friday for Lower South East Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots turning westerly 30 to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres south of Port MacDonnell.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending northwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Saturday 20 July

Winds
Westerly 25 to 40 knots decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Westerly 3 to 5 metres, increasing to 6 to 7 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning and afternoon.

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 Thursday.

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