Mount Lofty Ranges District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am CDT on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A slow moving trough of low pressure will be near the western border until early Thursday then a vigorous cold front will move across the west during Thursday to reach central and southeastern parts in the evening. A colder, fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly airstream will follow the front and will persist on Friday, but will ease in the west as a ridge of high pressure develops over the Bight. Conditions will ease further on Saturday as a high pressure system develops to the west of the Bight. This high will move southeastwards during Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 9:20am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Nuriootpa 33
Sunny. Victor Harbor 29
Sunny. Mount Barker 32
Sunny. Parawa 28
Sunny. Stirling 30
Sunny. Strathalbyn 33

Thursday 24 October

Sunny day. Slight (30%) chance of a shower and thunderstorm in the evening. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 40 km/h before shifting westerly 25 to 35 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Friday 25 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Winds westerly 35 to 55 km/h decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 19.

Saturday 26 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm CDT Wednesday.

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