South Australia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:44 am CDT on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system and associated trough over southern SA will continue to move eastwards today. This trough will weaken but stall over the far north of the state for the next few days. A high pressure ridge will extend across the south of SA later in the week.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Dry initially with northeast to northwesterly winds freshening and becoming gusty. Very hot in the north and parts of the east with maximum temperatures well above average. A milder, fresh and gusty southwest to southeasterly wind change will extend over the west and south. Isolated light showers possible about western and southern coasts following the change. Morning thunderstorms possible about the West Coast district then moving across central and southeastern districts, possibly severe about the southeast. Possible isolated dry afternoon thunderstorms in the northeast.

Thursday 29 February

Isolated showers and thunderstorms over the North East Pastoral district and north of the North West Pastoral district. Dry and partly cloudy about the agricultural area. Southwest to southeasterly winds. Maximum temperatures remaining above average across the north, but near or below average in the south.

Friday 1 March

Isolated showers and thunderstorms about the north. Dry about southern parts. South to southeasterly winds, fresh about western coasts. Maximum temperatures above average in the north, but near average maximum temperatures about the coastal districts.

Saturday 2 March

Isolated showers and thunderstorms about the north. Mostly dry conditions are expected for southern parts. South to southeasterly winds, fresh about coastal districts. Maximum temperatures above average in the north, but near or below average in the south. Cumulative rainfall totals until the end of Saturday: Generally less 2 mm, but 2 to 10 mm possible in the north with thunderstorms, with local falls of 10 to 30 mm in the northwest.

Sunday until Tuesday

Isolated showers and thunderstorms about parts of the north and west. Mostly dry conditions are expected elsewhere. Southeasterly winds, tending northeasterly yin the west later in the period. Fresh to strong about the coasts at times. Maximum temperatures above average in the far north, but below average maximum temperatures elsewhere.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm CDT Wednesday.

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