Forecast issued at 5:10 am CDT on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
A high pressure system over the eastern states will allow a cold front to move over South Australia from this afternoon before clearing to the east Thursday morning. A second high pressure system west of Perth will move to a position south of the Bight on Friday, eventually moving east during the weekend and early next week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northeast to northerly 10 to 15 knots, tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in evening ahead of a westerly change 20 to 30 knots in the west late evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Mostly sunny day. 60% chance of showers this evening. A chance of a thunderstorm, most likely in the late evening.
Thursday 8 December
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for South Central Coast
- Westerly 20 to 33 knots extending throughout in the early hours easing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.
Friday 9 December
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- 1st Swell
- Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- 2nd Swell
- Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm CDT Wednesday.