Forecast issued at 4:30 pm CDT on Friday 6 December 2013.
A high pressure system centred just west of Eyre Peninsula will move eastwards to reach Victoria tonight and the east coast on Saturday. A trough will reach the far west of the State late on Saturday, then move across the west and south during Sunday, followed by a high pressure ridge developing over the Bight early next week.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Isolated light showers about southern ranges and Lower South East, clearing this evening. Cool in the south grading to warm in the west and far north. Light to moderate southwest to southeasterly winds tending northeasterly in the west.
Saturday 7 December
Possible isolated thundery showers developing near the western border in the afternoon. Mild to warm in the south grading to hot in the west and far north. Mainly moderate northerly winds, fresh in the west.
Sunday 8 December
Isolated showers and possible thunder about western and southern coastal districts during the morning, extending overland to areas southwest of about Coober Pedy to Renmark during the day. Warm near southern coasts grading to hot to very hot in the far north with freshening northerly winds, ahead of a milder southerly change in the west and south during the day, extending into the Pastoral and Flinders districts in the evening.
Monday 9 December
Isolated showers and possible thunderstorms, contracting northeastwards during the day. Showers scattered about southeastern districts during the early morning. Isolated showers developing near southern coasts during the evening. Cool to mild in the south grading to hot to very hot in the far northeast. Light to moderate southwest to southeasterly winds extending throughout, becoming fresh at times during the day.
Tuesday 10 December
Isolated showers and possible thunder in the far northeast, clearing by evening. Isolated showers over the southern agricultural area. Cool to mild in the south grading to warm in the north. Mainly moderate southwest to southeasterly winds. Cumulative rainfall totals from Friday to midnight Tuesday are expected to be 1 to 5 mm, increasing to 5 to 10 mm about the western border and the agricultural areas. Isolated falls of 10 to 20 mm are possible with thunderstorms in the west and scattered showers in the southeast.
Wednesday until Friday
Isolated showers about the agricultural areas, contracting to the far southern coasts by Friday. Cool to mild with moderate southwest to southeasterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:30 am CDT Saturday.