South Australia Forecast

No warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CDT on Monday 14 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system well west of Perth extends a ridge of high pressure to the Bight. A trough will develop over the northwest early Tuesday and then move eastwards over the north of the State. A weak cold front will pass over the southeast early this week ahead of a more significant cold front expected over the south overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Dry apart from the slight chance of a shower in the far west, with a possible thunderstorm in the far northwest. A cool to mild evening in the south grading to warm in the north. Mainly moderate southwest to southeasterly winds, tending east to northeasterly in the far northwest.

Tuesday 15 October

Morning fog patches over the agricultural area. A slight chance of showers developing in the west during the morning, extending over the remainder of the agricultural area and the south of the Pastoral districts during the afternoon and increasing to medium to high chance. Showers tending to rain over southern Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas in the late afternoon or evening. Possible thunderstorms over the West Coast and North West Pastoral districts. The chance of raised dust in the far northwest during the afternoon. Cool to mild in the south with light to moderate southwest to southeasterly winds, grading to hot to very hot in the north with moderate northeast to northwesterly winds. South to southeasterly winds freshening over the west during the day.

Wednesday 16 October

A medium to high chance of showers over the agricultural area with a slight chance of showers over the south of the Pastoral districts. Showers tending to rain over parts of the agricultural area in the morning. Possible morning thunderstorms over the Pastoral districts. Showers easing in the afternoon, before increasing again to a medium to high chance later over the southern agricultural area associated with a cold front. Possible thunderstorms and small hail developing near southern coasts late evening. Possible raised dust over the North East Pastoral district. Cool in the south grading to hot in the far northeast. Moderate to fresh west to southwesterly winds, reaching fresh to strong near the coasts and over parts of the Pastoral districts in the evening. Winds tending southwest to southerly in the north and west in the evening.

Thursday 17 October

A slight to medium chance of showers over the southern agricultural area, mostly in the south and about the ranges, contracting to the Lower South East district by afternoon then clearing during the afternoon. Possible thunderstorms and small hail over the South East districts early morning. Possible light early morning frost patches over the Mid North district. Cold in the south and about the Mount Lofty Ranges grading to mild in the north. Fresh southwest to southeasterly winds, strong near coasts and ranges at first. Winds gradually easing during the day and becoming light and variable in the west.

Friday 18 October

Early frost patches over the northern agricultural area. A slight to medium chance of showers near southern coasts and over the South East districts. Cool to mild in the south grading to mild to warm in the north. Light to moderate northeast to northwesterly winds, tending moderate to fresh southwest to southeasterly in the west and south during the late afternoon and evening, tending south to southeasterly in the west. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Friday are expected to be 5 to 15 mm over the agricultural area, but easing to 1 to 5 mm in the north and further to less than 1 mm over the Pastoral districts and in the west.

Saturday until Monday

A slight to medium chance of showers over southern coasts and the South East districts, contracting to the Lower South East coast on Sunday and Monday. Cool to mild in the south grading to warm in the north and west.

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

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