South Australia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:30 am CDT on Friday 18 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure just north of Marree will move only slightly northeastwards today, to be near Moomba in the evening and then remain near stationary for a few days. A cold front will move across the South East coasts this evening. A high will move in south of the Bight on Saturday. An upper level disturbance will move over the west of the State on the weekend and across the agricultural area on Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

A slight to medium chance of showers and possible thunderstorms, contracting north and clearing later from the agricultural area and becoming more likely in the far north in the afternoon. Milder in the west and south, grading to very hot in the northeast. Light winds in the far northeast tending moderate to fresh southwest to southeast over the remainder, with areas of raised dust in the North East Pastoral.

Saturday 19 January

A slight to medium chance of showers over Eyre Peninsula, the North West Pastoral, Flinders, and northern parts of the Yorke Peninsula and Mid North district, increasing to a high chance over parts of the North West Pastoral and West Coast districts. Possible thunderstorms with the showers. Mild to warm about the west and the south, grading to very hot in the far northeast. Light winds in the far northeast tending moderate to fresh south to southeast over the remainder.

Sunday 20 January

A slight to medium chance of showers with possible thunderstorms west of about Ernabella to Leigh Creek to Renmark to Meningie. Warm to hot over most of the State, very hot in the northeast. Light winds in the northeast, tending moderate to fresh southeasterly over the remainder.

Monday 21 January

A slight chance of showers and possible thunderstorms over the central parts of the State and the southern Pastoral districts. Warm to hot in the south grading to very hot in the north with light to moderate east to southeasterly winds. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Monday are expected to be 2 to 5 mm in the west and south reaching 10 to 20 mm in the North West Pastoral. Less 2 mm over the remainder.

Tuesday until Thursday

Possible thunderstorms will little rainfall over the North East Pastoral and parts of the Flinders on Tuesday, contracting to the far northeast on Wednesday. Slight chance of showers developing in the far west on Wednesday, extending east to be west of a line from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta to Lameroo with possible thunderstorms on Thursday.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm CDT Friday.

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