South Australia braces for incoming weather changes

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a forecast detailing significant weather changes across the country for the upcoming week.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a forecast detailing significant weather changes across the country for the upcoming week. The forecast indicates a sweeping rain band moving from the West Coast to the East, bringing much-needed rainfall to various regions experiencing deficits this year.

The spokesperson from the Bureau of Meteorology explained, “The front end rain band is going to sweep from the West Coast to East this week, bringing rainfall to many areas which have seen rainfall deficits so far this year.”

For South Australia, the weather will remain relatively calm for the next couple of days. A high-pressure system will dominate eastern and southeastern Australia, leading to foggy and cool mornings, followed by mostly dry afternoons. The state may experience a few showers in certain areas, but the rainfall totals are expected to be low.

Western Australia will witness more significant changes as a cold front approaches and crosses the Southwest Land Division. This front is expected to bring widespread showers and isolated storms, with gusty winds likely accompanying thunderstorms. Rainfall totals around the lower west and southwest coasts could reach 20 to 30 millimetres. The spokesperson highlighted, “Those rainfall totals will take away the further inland they go through the later part of tomorrow.”

By Wednesday morning, the cold front will move towards the Western Australia border, tapping into tropical moisture from the Indian Ocean. This will fuel any showers or possible storms along the front line. Ahead of the front, northerly winds will develop, impacting large parts of southern and southeastern Australia through Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in mild and breezy conditions.

South Australia can expect the rainfall to start pushing into its western parts on Wednesday, becoming more widespread by Thursday. Rain areas may develop across southern parts of the Northern Territory and eastern parts of South Australia, eventually moving into the southeastern states later in the day. Gusty winds will accompany these showers and storms, with potential damaging winds in the Victorian Alps and southern Alpine regions of New South Wales.

As the week progresses, the front will move rainfall towards the east coast, affecting parts of Queensland and northeast New South Wales. Patchy showers will follow in the southeast behind the front, but high-pressure areas will reassert themselves across central and western Australia. Perth is expected to have a few settled days with coastal showers on Thursday and Friday, although another front is likely to approach the southwest by next weekend.

Regarding temperatures, the forecast indicates generally mild conditions across much of the country. The southeast will experience cooler temperatures, especially as the cold front crosses the Southwest Land Division. Temperatures will drop to around two to five degrees below average, feeling wintrier for Western Australia by Wednesday and Thursday. Mild conditions will persist ahead of the front, continuing as the front crosses the country.

By the end of the week, southern and central Australia will see cooler conditions, with only the far north remaining close to or above average. Detailed information on the rain and frontal system can be found on the Bureau’s website or through their social media channels.

The forecast for Adelaide shows a very high chance of showers from Thursday until Saturday, so get your umbrellas ready!

The full forecast can be found at

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