Adelaide heating up after cool start to summerWillemien Phelan, Thursday December 6, 2012 - 14:35 EDT
Clear skies and light winds allowed Adelaide to cool to 10 degrees early this morning, which is six below the average December minimum temperature.
Cool and crisp air in the wake of a cold front helped the mercury dip, only reaching temperatures more commonly found in September.
In general, it has been a cool start to summer in the South Australian capital, with the average daytime maximum over the past five days just 21.8 degrees, each day staying below 24 degrees. The long term average for December is 27 degrees.
Today, plenty of sunshine and warm northerly winds will help boost the mercury into the low 30s for the first time this summer. Tomorrow will also be warm as northerly winds strengthen, transporting interior heat towards the coast.
Tomorrow will reach the mid-to-high 30s followed by a warm night, staying well above 20 degrees for most of the night.
Saturday will begin in a warm way, reaching about 30 degrees before a strong and gusty cooler change arrives later in the morning, taking the temperature back to the low 20s in the afternoon.
© Weatherzone 2012
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