South Australia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CDT on Friday 3 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold front over the east of the agricultural area is moving rapidly northeastwards. Another front will move across the southeast of the State on Sunday. A high pressure system will move in south of the Bight on Monday and then move very slowly eastwards.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Showers and possible thunderstorms over the east of the North East Pastoral district, contracting east and clearing in the evening north of Leigh Creek. A slight to medium chance of showers south of Leigh Creek, more likely and squally times with possible thunderstorms over the agricultural area. Warm at first in the east with moderate to fresh west to northwest winds, ahead of a colder fresh to strong southwesterly change, extending northeastwards to reach Moomba around midnight.

Saturday 4 April

A slight to medium chance of showers over the agricultural area and West Coast district, increasing to a high chance over the ranges and southeast of the State. Possible thunderstorms and small hail over the Lower South East district. Cool to cold in the south grading to mild in the north. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds tending moderate southerly in the far north.

Sunday 5 April

A slight to medium chance of showers over the agricultural area and West Coast district, reaching high chance on the ranges and in the Lower South East. Cool to cold in the south, grading to mild in the north. Moderate to fresh west to southwesterly winds, strong about southern coasts, tending light to moderate southerly in the north.

Monday 6 April

A slight to medium chance of showers over the agricultural area, clearing later. Cool in the south grading to mild in the north. Light to moderate southwest to southeasterly winds.

Tuesday 7 April

Mainly dry. Mild in the south grading to warm in the north. Light to moderate southeast to northeasterly winds. Cumulative rainfall totals to midnight Tuesday are expected to be 1 to 5 mm over the northern agricultural area and south and far east of the pastoral districts, increasing to 5 to 15 mm over the southern agricultural area and south of the Flinders Ranges, 15 to 25 mm about southern coastal districts and north of the Mount Lofty Ranges and 25 to 35 mm about the Mount Lofty Ranges south of the Barossa Valley.

Wednesday until Friday

Dry apart from a slight chance of a shower about far southern coasts and in the far northwest corner.

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

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