Onshore winds and cloudy skies have cooled the temperature significantly in Adelaide today after the city experienced some scorching days and sweltering nights on Wednesday and Thursday.
It only dropped to 23.9 degrees in the South Australian capital last night, making it the third consecutive night where the temperature failed to drop to 23 degrees. The previous two nights were even more sweltering, dropping to only 25.2 degrees on Wednesday and 26 degrees on Thursday. This is the warmest group of December nights since 2005. These warm nights were followed by hot days, with the mercury soaring to at least 37 degrees each day.
The hot air mass will continue to linger today, however onshore winds and cloudier skies will make it significantly cooler. Today the temperature is expected to reach 29 degrees, much cooler than the last two days. However, the humidity is also expected to rise sharply, making it feel warmer than it actually is. The rising humidity will be accompanied by a few showers, as well as the chance of a storm, although rain totals should generally amount to less than 5mm.
The temperature will drop most noticeably on Sunday morning as a cold front sweeps through, with the remainder of the day only expected to reach 23 degrees. This is also likely to accompanied by a dip in the humidity, making for more comfortable weather to begin the working week.
© Weatherzone 2012
15:10 EST Hot dry and gusty northwesterly winds ahead of a cooler change are causing severe fire danger over South Australia's West Coast, Eastern Eyre and Lower Eyre Peninsulas today.