South Australia Forecast

No warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CDT on Friday 13 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred over the Bight will remain near stationary before moving slowly eastwards during Saturday and Sunday to be centred near the NSW coast by late Monday. This will allow a very hot airmass to build over SA during next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy about southern coastal districts and some high cloud across the far north. Cool to mild evening in the south and a warm evening in the north. Mainly moderate southwest to southeasterly winds and moderate to fresh late afternoon sea breezes.

Saturday 14 December

Dry apart from a slight chance of a morning shower near the coast of the Lower South East district. Mild to warm about the southern agricultural area and warm to hot over the remainder. Mainly moderate southwest to southeasterly winds. Afternoon coastal sea breezes.

Sunday 15 December

Dry. Mild to warm in the south grading to hot inland and very hot in the far west and far northeast. Moderate southeast to southwesterly winds. Afternoon coastal sea breezes.

Monday 16 December

Dry and hot to very hot with a heatwave developing in the west. Generally light to moderate southeast to northeasterly winds, fresh at times in the west. Afternoon coastal sea breezes.

Tuesday 17 December

Dry and hot to very hot with a heatwave developing for much of the State. Generally moderate southeast to northeasterly winds, fresh at times. Afternoon coastal sea breezes. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Tuesday are expected to be negligible with the light coastal showers about the Lower South East Saturday morning.

Wednesday until Friday

Dry and very hot with heatwave conditions continuing ahead of a thundery change moving over western and southern parts of the State during Friday. Northeast to northwesterly winds freshening ahead of the change, then shifting fresh and gusty southwest to southerly following Friday's change.

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

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