Mount Lofty Ranges District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:28 pm CST on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A moderating west to southwesterly airstream will turn west to northwesterly and freshen on Thursday as a low pressure system develops west of Tasmania. This low is expected to move eastwards across Bass Strait on Friday. An associated cold front will extend a very cold and fresh to strong southwesterly change over the west and south of SA later on Thursday then over remaining parts on Friday morning. A high pressure ridge will move eastwards across the State over the weekend then a slow moving trough will move over the far west early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later this evening. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Thursday 24 September

Cloudy. Medium chance (50%) of showers in the morning, increasing to a very high chance (90%) during the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Possible small hail in the evening. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 15.

Sun protection 9:20am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers increasing. Nuriootpa 5 13
Showers increasing. Windy. Victor Harbor 6 15
Showers increasing. Mount Barker 5 12
Showers. Becoming windy. Parawa 7 12
Showers increasing. Stirling 5 10
Showers developing. Strathalbyn 5 14

Friday 25 September

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Possible snow flurries about the highest peaks early in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible small hail. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.

Saturday 26 September

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of a shower about the southern Fleurieu Peninsula during the morning with possible small hail, slight (30%) chance of a morning shower elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 15.

Sunday 27 September

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am CST Thursday.

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