South Central Coastal Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm CDT on Saturday 24 February 2024.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over Bass Strait will move east tonight to be over the Tasman Sea on Sunday. Another high southwest of Perth will move quickly east on Monday to be south over Tasmania by Monday night and over the Tasman Sea by Tuesday afternoon. This will allow a broad trough to move over western waters of SA late Tuesday, then remaining coastal waters of the State on Wednesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Sunday 25 February

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly early in the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots west of Kangaroo Island in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 26 February

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 27 February

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 5:10 am CDT Sunday.

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