South Central Coastal Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 5:10 am CDT on Thursday 19 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system well south of the State will move eastwards to be over the Tasman Sea tonight as a broad area of low pressure develops over the State today. Another high pressure system will develop over the Bight later on Friday and move southeastwards on Saturday to be centred over the Tasman Sea on Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre, reaching 1 to 1.5 metres west of Kangaroo Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. A thunderstorm likely in the afternoon and evening with squalls to 40 knots. Rain and thunderstorms heavy at times with reduced visibility this evening.

Friday 20 January

Winds
Southwest to southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers inshore, 20% chance elsewhere.

Saturday 21 January

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 3:50 pm CDT Thursday.

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