Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CDT on Friday 31 October 2014.
A cold front over central parts of the State will move northeastwards to reach Moomba around midnight. A new high will move to a position over the Bight by Saturday night and will then move eastwards to be south of Mount Gambier late Sunday night. A trough will move over western parts during Monday then over central and eastern parts during Tuesday followed by another high developing over the Bight on Wednesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Showers and isolated thunderstorms in the west extending eastwards to reach most parts, apart from far northeast this evening. Showers becoming patchy rain over the agricultural area late evening. Warm to hot with moderate to fresh northeast to northwesterly winds ahead of a cooler, fresh south to southwesterly change near Adelaide to Coober Pedy, extending eastwards to reach Moomba around midnight.
Saturday 1 November
A chance of showers about the southern agricultural area, with patchy rain clearing from the eastern border districts before sunrise. Showers contracting to the southeast during the morning. A chance of thundery showers over the Northeast Pastoral district, contracting northeastwards and clearing during the late afternoon or evening. Cool to mild in the south, grading to warm in the north. Moderate to fresh southwest to southeast winds, strong at times about southern coasts.
Sunday 2 November
Fine apart from a chance of morning showers about the Lower South East coast. Mild in the south, grading to warm to hot in the north. Light to moderate south to southeasterly winds and fresh afternoon coastal sea breezes.
Monday 3 November
Fine apart from the chance of thundery showers developing in the far northwest. Warm to hot with moderate east to northeasterly winds freshening in the west ahead of a milder southerly change in the west.
Tuesday 4 November
Fine apart from the chance of thundery showers in the far northwest during the afternoon. Warm to hot with northerly winds over eastern parts of the State, shifting milder southerly during the day. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Tuesday are expected to be generally 2 to 5 mm, with local falls of 5 to 10 mm with thunderstorms.
Wednesday until Friday
Slight chance of thundery showers in the far northwest on Wednesday, fine throughout on Thursday, slight chance of showers developing over western parts of the State on Friday. Moderate southeasterly winds, turning east to northeasterly on Thursday ahead of a southerly change in the west on Friday. Mild to warm about southern coasts, grading to hot to very hot over in the north and west.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:30 am CDT Saturday.