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

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Labor, Greens slam Agriculture White Paper for lack of strategic vision or climate change consideration

15:45 EST

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government "wants to back people who are prepared to back themselves", and that a newly released vision for Australian agriculture will do just that.

Federal Government unveils long-awaited plan for Australian agriculture

15:44 EST

The Federal Government has released the long awaited , which it had promised to deliver within 12 months of the 2013 election.

Farmers welcome Agriculture White Paper's vision for the future

15:42 EST

Farm groups have welcomed the Federal Government's plan for Australia's agricultural future, particularly tax reforms and changes to Farm Management Deposits (FMD).