Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Hot before rain and storms in Adelaide

Kim Westcott, Monday March 25, 2013 - 18:27 EDT

Adelaide is set to endure one more day of scorching weather tomorrow before a cooler, gusty change brings rain and thunderstorms.

After a relatively mild and cloudy day today, it may come as a surprise to some that the South Australian capital is expected to soar to an uncomfortable 36 degrees tomorrow.

As a trough approaches, clearer skies will combine with fresh and gusty northerly winds and a hot air mass to bring a significant spike in the mercury.

The hot and windy conditions as well as a very dry air mass will cause the fire danger to soar, with severe to extreme fire danger expected across large parts of South Australia, including Adelaide.

Thankfully for most, the heat will not last long, as a cool southwesterly change moves through during Wednesday afternoon. The front will be accompanied by showers and possible thunderstorms, with at least 5-10mm likely across Adelaide and its suburbs.

In the wake of the cold front, temperatures are likely to be much more Autumn-like, with the mercury lingering in the low to mid 20's for the remainder of the week. Days should be generally dry until at least the weekend when another cold front brings the risk of showers.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Adelaide weather: SA braces for strongest winds to hit in 50 years

00:24 EST

Storm-force winds forecast to hit South Australia this week will be the strongest the state has had in more than 50 years, the weather bureau has warned.

Wet conditions dampen farm machinery buying in New South Wales

16:49 EST

Heavy rains across New South Wales have farmers reassessing possible machinery purchases despite their still expressing interest in new equipment.

Early northern rainfall

16:12 EST

Australia's tropics are acting like it's already the wet season, even though September is technically the final month of the dry.