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

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am CST on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over the far east of the State this morning will move east today. A vigorous cold front will move across western and central parts of the State on Thursday, then across eastern parts on Friday as a ridge of high pressure extends across the State from the west.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots temporarily easing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon period.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of Port MacDonnell.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 19 September

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then easing to 20 to 25 knots late afternoon before turning north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible squalls to 40 knots offshore at night.

Friday 20 September

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of Port MacDonnell.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm 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 Wednesday.

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