South Australia Forecast

No warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CST on Friday 29 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over South Australia extending from the southern Tasman Sea will weaken during Saturday as a trough of low pressure moves into the far west of the State. The trough will continue to move eastwards, reaching a line near Coober Pedy to Mount Gambier late Sunday. A cold front will move northeastwards across the State on Monday. A high pressure system will develop over the Bight on Tuesday then another front will move across southern parts of the State on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Fine. A mild to warm evening. Light to moderate northeast to northerly winds.

Saturday 30 August

Fine. Warm, grading to hot west of about Ceduna. Moderate northerly winds, fresh in the west and south, ahead of a milder, moderate southerly change developing west of Ceduna in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 31 August

Slight chance of showers developing over the West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island during the morning then extending to remaining parts south of about Tarcoola to Port Augusta to Renmark during the afternoon and evening. Showers more likely about the western and southern coasts during the afternoon and evening. Warm grading to hot in the far north, with moderate to fresh northerly winds, ahead of a cooler moderate southwesterly change in the far west extending to Coober Pedy to Adelaide to Mount Gambier in the evening.

Monday 1 September

Showers over the agricultural area and south of the Pastoral districts, with the chance of showers extending northwards to about Coober Pedy. Showers more likely with possible isolated thunderstorms over central and eastern parts south of about Port Augusta. Possible small hail south of Kingscote to Keith. Cool to cold, grading to mild in the far north with moderate northwest winds in the northeast, turning fresh southwesterly over the remainder.

Tuesday 2 September

Chance of showers about southern agricultural area, more likely about southern coasts. Showers easing and contracting southeast during the day. Cool to mild with light to moderate southerly winds. Cumulative rainfall totals from Friday to midnight Tuesday are expected to be 1 to 5 mm over the northern agricultural area, 5 to 10 mm over the southern agricultural area with isolated falls of 10 to 15 mm over southern coasts and ranges. Less than 1 mm is expected further north over areas south of about Coober Pedy.

Wednesday until Friday

Showers developing over the agricultural areas later on Wednesday, more likely about southern coasts. Showers over the agricultural areas on Thursday with the chance of showers extending into the southern parts of the pastoral districts, all easing and contracting south on Friday.

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

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