Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Heat creeps into SA

Ben Domensino, Wednesday December 18, 2013 - 13:42 EDT

Nullarbor has had its hottest pair of December days in five years, ushering an extremely hot air mass into South Australia.

The town reached 41 degrees on Tuesday and today, the first time this sort of heat has been strung over two December days since 2007.

Northerly winds sweeping across South Australia over the next few days will carry this heat towards Adelaide, ensuring a sweltering end to the first week of school holidays.

Adelaide is forecast to reach at least 38 degrees for the next three days, peaking on Thursday as the mercury heads for the low forties. It has been five years since the city has experienced a three-day run as hot during December.

Relief for the capital will arrive on Friday after a southerly change moves through late morning or early afternoon. Initially it will remain noticeably warm behind the change into the late afternoon, however a cooler air mass will arrive during the evening.

Thankfully for parents and children alike, Sunday will be far more bearable with a maximum temperature more than 15 degrees cooler than Thursday.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Victoria sweats through heatwave as bushfires ease

22:20 EDT

Victorians are being warned there will be no respite from Thursday's heat as temperatures are expected to rise above 40 degrees Celsius again on Friday.

Four days of intense heat in western Sydney

17:28 EDT

Parts of western Sydney could experience their hottest four-day spell in more than 20 years between Friday and Monday.

SA heatwave forecast forces total fire bans, cancellation of TDU community challenge event

12:36 EDT

South Australia is facing two days of temperatures in the 40s, with total fire bans imposed for many parts of the state and the extreme weather forcing changes to the Tour Down Under cycling.