Forecast issued at 3:50 pm CST on Wednesday 23 April 2014.
A high pressure ridge lies over South Australia. A weakening cold front will move over southern parts of the State Thursday morning. A new high will quickly follow, moving eastwards over the State and then over the Tasman Sea by Friday night. A second cold front is expected to move across South Australia Saturday morning followed by another, stronger high pressure system.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Variable around 10 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo. Winds becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots from late evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre south of Cowell to Wallaroo.
- South to southwesterly around 1 metre in the south.
Thursday 24 April
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Southeasterly change 10 to 15 knots moving over the south from late morning, extending through during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres in the south.
Friday 25 April
- Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending northerly in the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around dawn.
Saturday 26 April
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo during the afternoon.
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 Thursday.