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Adelaide's cool streak of days broken

Josh Fisher, Friday July 22, 2011 - 17:14 EST

Adelaide's daytime temperatures struggled to climb past average for 16 consecutive days, matching the previous record run of cold days. Today's maximum finally climbed above that average of 15 degrees, but not after the coldest morning in three years.

Daytime temperatures in the city struggled to climb above 15 degrees for more than a fortnight. This matches the record cold spells of 2007 and 1995, which also had 16 days below 15 degrees.

Light winds and clear skies allowed Adelaide to hit rock bottom today, falling to a low of 1.3 degrees. This was the coldest temperature the city has experienced in three years.

Surrounding areas also dropped well below average this morning. Elizabeth fell below freezing this morning, which was also there lowest in three years and seven below average. For Kingscote, it was the coldest in four years, falling to a chilly minus two degrees.

Adelaide finally broke above average today, reaching a top of 16 degrees. The extreme minimums will also come to a hold over the next few days as cloud increases and showers develop.

After a minimum of six degrees tomorrow the city will see cloud increasing with a shower or two developing later.

- Weatherzone

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