Adelaide has received it's heaviest rainfall in a month and the heaviest July rain in 14 years.
The country's heaviest rainfall over the past 24 hour was recorded in the Adelaide Metro area, with more than 30mm recorded in gauges around the city and suburbs. The city copped 31mm, which is the heaviest July rainfall since 1998. Other locations received more than 40mm, such as Belair with 42mm and Greenacres saw 44mm.
The rain started on Thursday afternoon, disrupting the evening commute with localised flash flooding. The rain continued into the night until around 3am this morning. A fresh southerly airflow in the wake of the cold front was causing the showers.
For the remainder of Friday, showers are expected to ease but there will be a significant chill in the air with daytime temperatures much colder than last week. Cloud and showers will be a feature for most of the weekend with below average temperatures not ideal for outdoor activities. By Sunday afternoon and for the start of the working week skies will be clearer which should bring sunny days but also very cold mornings.
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19:36 EST Over the past 24 hours, a northwest cloud band has delivered some spectacular rain from the northwest WA to the inland SA and the NT.