South Australia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CST on Wednesday 18 May 2022.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred south of the Bight will move slowly eastwards during the week to be centred over Tasmania over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

A slight chance of showers over the Lower South East district. A slight to medium chance of showers northwest of about Ceduna to Coober Pedy, increasing to a high to very high chance of showers and rain in the west with possible thunderstorms and locally heavy falls in the far west. Generally a cool evening. Light to moderate southeast to northeasterly winds, tending southwesterly in the southeast.

Thursday 19 May

Cold at first about parts of the central and eastern districts with morning fog and light frost patches. A slight to medium chance of showers to the northwest of about Ceduna to Leigh Creek, increasing to a high to very high chance of rain or showers in the west with possible thunderstorms and locally heavy falls in the far west. A slight chance of a shower about southern coasts. Generally cool to mild day with light to moderate southeast to northeasterly winds, fresh at times in the west.

Friday 20 May

Cold at first about parts of the central and eastern districts with patches of light frost. Dry apart from a slight to medium chance of showers west of about Ceduna. A cool to mild day with light to moderate east to northeasterly winds, fresh at times in the west.

Saturday 21 May

Cold at first about parts of the south with patches of light frost. Dry apart from a slight chance of showers in the northeast. Generally mild day with mainly moderate southeast to northeasterly winds.

Sunday 22 May

A slight chance of a light shower in the north and west. Mild to warm with mainly moderate east to northeasterly winds. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Sunday are expected to be less than 2 mm in the northeast and near southern coasts. 1 to 5 mm is expected to the west of a line Ceduna to Leigh Creek to Oodnadatta, reaching 5 to 15 mm in the west and isolated falls of 15 to 30 mm in the far west.

Monday until Wednesday

Showers developing in the far west, gradually extending eastwards. Isolated thunderstorms in the far west on Tuesday, possible extending eastwards on Wednesday. Mild to warm throughout with mainly moderate northeast to northerly winds tending northwesterly in the far west on Tuesday then over remaining parts on Wednesday.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:30 am CST Thursday.

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