Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Hot days and warm nights in Adelaide ahead of showers

Rob Sharpe, Tuesday December 11, 2012 - 10:17 EDT

Adelaide should begin a three day run of days above 33 degrees today before showers and a couple of storms arrive later in the week.

Today will be a stunning sunny day in Adelaide with a top of 34 degrees. On Wednesday the mercury will rise higher still to 36 degrees with only a few clouds in the sky.

Wednesday night will be the second, and warmest, in a run of four nights that should fail to dip below 20 degrees. Much of the night will be in the high twenties with no cool change to bring relief from what will be a restless night for many.

On Thursday the temperature is likely to rise quickly to 36 degrees. If each day exceeds 33 degree it will be the longest December run above 33 degrees in Adelaide in three years. During Thursday winds will tend southwesterly and cloud will increase with a trough, dropping the temperature slightly.

A warm airmass will linger over the region on Friday helping the temperature reach around 30 degrees while the trough should bring a few showers and the risk of thunderstorms.

On Saturday showers and afternoon storms are a risk, but these should ease during the evening allowing for a mostly dry Sunday. By the end of the week Adelaide is likely to gain 3-8mm, although storms could bring heavier localised falls.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Southeastern Australia's heat even unusual for summer

11:39 EDT

The heat currently affecting southeastern Australia is rare, covering an unusually large area, not just for this time of year but even for summer.

South Australia to swelter as hot spell heats up Labour Day holiday; fire danger alerts issued

10:50 EDT

As South Australia continues to heat up in unseasonably hot weather, the Country Fire Service (CFS) has issued an extreme fire danger rating for the Mount Lofty Ranges and the state's lower south-east.

Asking for help key to surviving drought depression, western Queensland grazier says

08:32 EDT

A Western Queensland grazier who has overcome depression says he will not allow the current drought to drag him back into the dark days of negative thinking.