South Central Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:00 pm CDT on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system well south of the Bight will move slowly eastwards to be centred over the southern Tasman Sea late Thursday. A trough of low pressure will deepen near the eastern border on Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 27 January

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for South Central Coast

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots southeast of Kangaroo Island in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then tending southwesterly around 1 metre later in the evening.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 28 January

Winds
Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 29 January

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Wednesday.

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