South Australia Forecast

No warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CDT on Sunday 24 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred south of the Bight will move slowly southeastwards to be centred south of Tasmania late Monday. A vigorous trough and cold front will move across from the west during the middle of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Possible shower or thunderstorm in the far north. Generally cool evening with mainly moderate southeasterly winds. Locally fresh afternoon sea breezes near the coast.

Monday 25 October

Possible early morning thunderstorms in the far northeast. Cold at first about central and eastern districts with possible early frost patches. A dry and mostly sunny day, cool to mild in the south grading to hot in the west. Light to moderate southeast to northeasterly winds becoming moderate to fresh north to northeasterly in the far west.

Tuesday 26 October

A slight chance of showers and isolated gusty thunderstorms developing over the far west. Warm to hot over central and eastern parts grading to very hot in the far west. Moderate north to northeasterly winds becoming fresh to strong and gusty in the far west with areas of raised dust ahead of a cooler south to southwesterly change extending over the far southwest in the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 27 October

Hot to very hot with strong and gusty north to northeasterly winds and areas of raised dust in the north ahead of a cooler south to southwesterly change extending over western and central parts. A medium to high chance of showers and isolated gusty thunderstorms extending across from the west.

Thursday 28 October

Hot to very hot in the far northeast until the cooler south to southwesterly change extends over eastern districts. A medium to high chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms over central and eastern districts and a slight to medium chance of showers about western coastal parts. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Thursday are expected to be generally less than 5 mm over the pastoral and West Coast districts and 5 to 10 mm over the agricultural area. Local falls of 10 to 30 mm are possible with heavier showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday until Sunday

A medium to high chance of showers about the southern agricultural area on Friday and a slight chance about the northern agricultural area, easing to a slight to medium chance of showers about the southern agricultural area on Saturday then mostly dry in the south on Sunday. A slight to medium chance showers and possible thunderstorms north of about Coober Pedy during this period. Moderate to fresh south to southwesterly winds turning south to southeasterly on Saturday then mainly moderate southeast to northeasterly on Sunday.

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

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