Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Adelaide disappears into dust, in unseasonal SA heat

Monday September 30, 2013 - 13:27 EST
ABC image
Strengthening northerly winds push dust across Adelaide at sunrise - ABC

Some unseasonal heat is forecast for the end of September across South Australia.

Forecast maximums for the day range from 38 degrees Celsius at Tarcoola, to 34 for Ceduna, 35 at Renmark and 29 in Adelaide.

Weather bureau climatologist Darren Ray said a trend had been evident for the early part of spring.

"For instance in Adelaide the previous record warmest September (average) daytime temperatures was 21.7 in 1944 and we're actually smashing that out of the ballpark with temperatures well in excess of 22 degrees for average daytime temperatures for Adelaide and we're also seeing records for a number of stations right around the state," he said.

Dusty at dawn

Strengthening northerly winds have pushed dust across Adelaide at sunrise, but some showers and a thunderstorm are likely later.



The Country Fire Service (CFS) said it will be a day of significant fire danger for many parts of South Australia.

The official fire danger season is yet to start, so permits are not required to carry out burn-offs of vegetation.

The CFS is urging people to hold off burning until the weather conditions are milder.

During the morning, strong winds forced a suspension of the Jervois-Tailem Bend ferry service across the Murray.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

NSW weather: Search resumes for missing man in flash floods near Kyogle

11:50 EST

A search is continuing for a man who went missing in floodwaters near Kyogle during heavy rainfall that hit the New South Wales coast and Sydney.

Late winter soaking causes flooding

11:44 EST

Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.

Launceston public meeting applauds city flood levees protection

09:14 EST

Launceston's flood levees have been hailed as a game-changer in minimising the impact of the June flood emergency.