South Australia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 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 the rest of Tuesday

Dry apart from a slight to medium chance of showers and possible thunderstorms in the far northwest and far northeast. A cool evening in the south grading to warm in the northeast. Moderate to fresh southwest to southeasterly winds.

Wednesday 27 January

Dry apart from the slight to medium chance of showers in the west, with possible thunderstorms in the far northwest. Mild in the south grading to hot in the north and very hot in the far northeast. Light to moderate south to southeasterly winds, tending east to northeasterly in the west.

Thursday 28 January

A slight to medium chance of showers, except in the northeast. Possible thunderstorms in the west and north. Warm in the south grading to hot in the north and very hot in the far northeast. Mainly moderate southeast to northeasterly winds, turning moderate to fresh south to southeasterly in the west and near the coasts.

Friday 29 January

A slight to medium chance of showers, clearing in the west. Possible thunderstorms in the north and near the eastern border. Mild to warm about the coasts, grading to hot in the north and very hot in the far northeast. Light to moderate easterly winds in the east, shifting moderate to fresh southwest to southeast throughout.

Saturday 30 January

Dry apart from the slight chance of showers about southern coasts and the far northwest. Mild to warm in the south grading to hot in the north and very hot in the far northeast. Moderate to fresh south to southeasterly winds. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Saturday are expected to be 2 to 10 mm near the eastern border and in the west, with local falls of 10 to 20 mm in the far northwest. Less than 2 mm elsewhere.

Sunday until Tuesday

A slight chance of showers. Mild to warm in the south grading to hot in the north. Mainly moderate to fresh southwest to southeast winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:30 am CDT Wednesday.

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