South Central Coastal Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm CST on Tuesday 30 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will move slowly eastwards. A low pressure system centred south of the Bight extends a trough over South Australia. This trough will move eastwards today as the low weakens and moves southeastwards. A high pressure system will move across the north of the State on Wednesday then another low pressure system will develop near the western border on Thursday and then move northeastwards during the day. A high pressure system will move across from the west on Friday in the wake of the low.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 31 August

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly during the morning then easing to about 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to below 1 metre early evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 1 September

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southeasterly early in the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon.

Friday 2 September

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% 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.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am CST Wednesday.

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