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Low thundering across South Australia

Rob Sharpe, Sunday August 20, 2017 - 13:55 EST

A powerful low pressure system is slowly tracking east across the Bight, helping produce rain and storms across SA.

Early Sunday afternoon, a rainband was spreading across central parts of South Australia, with rain likely to push into Adelaide in the middle of the afternoon.

Meanwhile, further west showers and thunderstorms have been spread across the West Coast and southern parts of the North West Pastoral through the morning and afternoon. By 1pm there had been over 3500 lightning strikes within 250km of Ceduna. It's rare to see this much lightning occurring with a winter system such as this.

Northerly winds have also been strengthening ahead of the low, but not as fierce as recent low pressure systems.

The low itself will track close to Adelaide and then into the Riverland and Mallee on Monday, bringing further gusty winds and showers, along with the chance of a few weaker thunderstorms.

Once this system leaves the state, the rest of August looks to be much calmer and drier than the first three weeks of the month as high pressure looks to limit frontal activity.

- Weatherzone

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