South Australia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CST on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

Weather Situation

A cold front over the west of the State will continue moving east. It is followed by a low pressure system south of the Bight which is expected near Kangaroo Island Thursday morning. The low weakens and contracts away to the northeast during the day on Thursday. A high pressure system moves over the far west later on Thursday and over central parts during Friday before moving eats over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Showers about the agricultural area and the south of the pastoral districts. Isolated light showers about the north of the pastoral districts. Isolated thunderstorms about Eyre Peninsula and central parts of the agricultural area. Damaging wind gusts possible with thunderstorms about western Lower Eyre Peninsula during the evening. Northeast to northwesterly winds in the east shifting moderate to fresh northwest to westerly during the evening. Fresh to strong and gusty west to southwesterly in the west extending to central districts during the evening.

Thursday 20 June

Showers clearing from the north of the North East Pastoral district early. Showers persisting about the agricultural areas, the south of the pastoral districts and the west coast, then easing during the evening. Possible small hail about Eyre Peninsula and the West Coast district mainly east of Ceduna. Isolated thunderstorms about Eyre Peninsula possibly with damaging wind gusts near the coasts clearing in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms about central and eastern districts contracting to the east in the afternoon and clearing. Maximum temperatures below average throughout. Fresh west to southwesterly winds, strong about western coasts.

Friday 21 June

Light showers clearing from the agricultural areas. Possible morning fog and frost patches about the agricultural area. Maximum temperatures below average throughout. Southwesterly winds and shifting southeasterly.

Saturday 22 June

Morning fog and frost patches about the agricultural area. Isolated light showers about southern coasts. Maximum temperatures generally below average. Light winds tending northeast to northerly from the west.

Sunday 23 June

Morning frost about eastern parts. Showers developing about the west. Maximum temperatures below average but slightly above average in the far north. Moderate to fresh north to northwesterly winds. Cumulative rainfall totals until the end of Sunday: Less than 5 mm about the northern and southern parts of the pastoral districts increasing to 2 to 10 mm about the agricultural area, and 10 to 30 mm possible about parts of the southern agricultural area, apart from about the southeast. Local falls of 30 to 50 mm are possible about the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Monday until Wednesday

Showers about the west reaching central districts on Monday, then persisting about the southern agricultural area. Maximum temperatures below average but slightly above average in the far north. Moderate to fresh north to northwesterly winds, shifting westerly in the west early next week.

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

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