Upper West Coastal Waters Forecast: Fowlers Bay to Elliston

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am CST on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the eastern states will continue to move slowly eastwards. A cold front will move across South Australia on today and Thursday. A low pressure system is expected to pass to the south of Mt Gambier on Friday followed by another high moving over the north of the State on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Streaky Bay during the morning and early afternoon. Winds shifting south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Thursday 26 May

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 3 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Friday 27 May

Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm CST Wednesday.

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