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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CDT on Thursday 22 November 2018.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system is now centred over the southern Tasman Sea, while a high has become centred well southwest of the Bight, extending a ridge over the west and north of the State. This high will move slowly eastwards on Friday, ahead of another low pressure system developing near the western border during Saturday morning then moving eastwards across the Bight during the day, before weakening and moving over central South Australia on Sunday. Another low is expected to develop in the far west on Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

A slight chance of showers over central and eastern parts of the southern agricultural area. Cold in the south grading to cool in the north, with fresh southwest to southeasterly winds, easing from the west and turning southeast to easterly in the far west.

Friday 23 November

A slight chance of showers over central and eastern parts of the agricultural area, contracting to the Lower South East coast in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers extending across the west possible thunderstorms developing in the far west during the afternoon. Cool in the southeast grading to hot in the far west. Mainly moderate southwest to southeasterly winds, fresh about central and southern coasts, turning moderate to fresh east to northeasterly in the west and increasing to strong over the Nullarbor Plain late afternoon, bringing areas of raised dust.

Saturday 24 November

A slight chance of showers in the South East districts. A slight to medium chance of showers in the west, extending eastwards and increasing to a high chance over Eyre Peninsula and central parts of the agricultural area. Cool to mild in the south grading to warm to hot in the north. Mostly light southeast to northeasterly winds, becoming moderate to fresh northeast to northwesterly in the west and north, ahead of a fresh to strong and gusty westerly chance in the far west early morning, extending eastwards over western parts during the day.

Sunday 25 November

A slight to medium chance of showers over the agricultural area and south of the Pastoral districts, mainly in the morning. Cool in the south grading to warm in the north. Moderate to fresh southwest to southeast winds.

Monday 26 November

A slight chance of an early shower about southern coasts. A slight chance of showers in the west, with possible thunderstorms in the northwest. Mild, grading to warm in the north. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Monday are expected to be 2 to 5 mm over the agricultural area and south of the pastorals, reaching 5 to 10 mm about Eyre Peninsula and central districts. Less than 2 mm over the north of the pastorals, with local falls of 2 to 10 mm with thunderstorms.

Tuesday until Thursday

A slight chance of showers in the northeast on Tuesday. A slight to medium chance of showers across the agricultural area, reaching a high chance over the southern agricultural area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

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