Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 29 September 2016.
A deep, complex low pressure system to the southwest of Adelaide is expected to move over South Australia and Victoria today, while extending a trough across Tasmania. Several low centres will develop on this trough as it crosses Tasmania today, with the trough and low centres expected to lie near the south coast on Friday. These lows will weaken during Saturday, with a westerly flow dominating.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Rain in the north, extending statewide during the morning with heavier falls about the north and east. Fresh east to northeasterly winds, strong and gusty about the north and east coasts. Winds easing and turning northwesterly in the north during the afternoon.
Friday 30 September
Rain tending to showers about the south during the morning. Showers elsewhere, clearing in the north by the evening. Northeast to southeasterly winds.
Saturday 1 October
Showers, mainly contracting to the west and far south during the evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. Westerly winds.
Sunday 2 October
Mainly fine morning until showers develop about the north and west during the afternoon, then extending statewide in the evening. West to northwesterly winds tending northerly during the afternoon.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.