Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

SA residents ride the lightning in wet and stormy weather

Bob Neil, Thursday September 12, 2013 - 18:15 EST

South Australia has been pummelled by rain and thunderstorms today, as a trough and associated low pressure system crossed the state.

Storm enthusiasts in Port Lincoln were treated to a light show earlier in the day, with an abundant display of lightning.

Storms have been fairly widespread, also occurring over the central and northern parts of the state.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued early this afternoon advising that storms were likely to produce damaging wind gusts in excess of 90km/h in the Roxby Downs, Woomera, and Tarcoola areas. This warning has since been cancelled.

Heavy rain has also drenched much of the peninsulas and Kangaroo Island. By five o'clock this afternoon, Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula recorded rainfall totals of 17mm and Cleve on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula recorded rainfall totals of 23mm.

The low pressure system responsible for the wet and stormy weather is only slowly pushing east, so patchy rain and storms are still on the cards for the central and southeast areas of the state between now and Saturday.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

The injustice of rain

16:47 EST

The cumulative effect of two rain-bearing systems in the last saw many locations across New South Wales exceed their monthly average rainfall by Wednesday morning.

Clear start to Vivid Sydney

16:30 EST

It will be a picture-perfect start to Vivid Sydney as lasers, stars and moonlight illuminate the harbour tonight.

Mackay tap dances its way into the Guinness Book of World Records, after Cyclone Debbie

12:49 EST

A North Queensland community battered by tropical cyclone Debbie only two months ago has found cohesion in the most unexpected of places: tap dance.