South Australia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CST on Sunday 11 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight will move northeastwards to be centred over the east of South Australia early Monday, and then near the east coast of Australia early Tuesday. A low pressure system is expected to move to the west of the Bight later Monday, and then extend southeastwards to be centred south of Tasmania on Wednesday. An associated low pressure trough is expected in the west of South Australia early Tuesday and will move steadily eastwards to be east of the State early Wednesday. A ridge of high pressure is then expected to persist over the State through the remainder of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Dry apart from the slight chance of a shower near far southern coasts. A cool to cold evening in the south, grading to mild in the north and west. Mostly light south to southeasterly winds, turning easterly in the west.

Monday 12 April

Dry. Cold at first with frost over central and eastern districts. Mild during the day about eastern and central parts grading to warm to hot in the far west. Light to moderate southeast to northeasterly winds turning north to northeasterly in the west and freshening.

Tuesday 13 April

Cloud increasing with the slight to medium chance of showers developing in the south and west, mostly later, increasing to a high chance near southern coasts and the Lower South East district. Possible thunderstorms northwest of about Tarcoola. Possible raised dust over parts of the northern agricultural area, Eyre Peninsula, the Flinders and the south of the Pastoral districts. Warmer throughout, with temperatures grading from warm in the south to hot in the northwest. Fresh to strong northeast to northwesterly winds, ahead of a milder, fresh southwest to southerly change in the west, extending to the south later.

Wednesday 14 April

Generally cool to mild grading to warm in the far northeast. A slight to medium chance of showers in the west and over the agricultural area. Mainly moderate southwest to southeasterly winds, although light northerly winds in the far northeast during the morning.

Thursday 15 April

A slight to medium chance of showers over the southern agricultural area and near western coasts, and also in the northwest. Generally cool to mild with mainly moderate southwest to southeasterly winds. Cumulative rainfall totals to midnight Thursday are expected to be 1 to 5 mm over the agricultural area and in the west, with possible totals of 5 to 10 mm in the Lower South East, southern Mount Lofty ranges and in the northwest of the State.

Friday until Sunday

A slight to medium chance of showers over the southern agricultural area. Generally cool to mild with light to moderate southwest to southeasterly winds.

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

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