Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

SA's wet 24 hours

Sam Brown, Thursday July 24, 2014 - 13:29 EST

A low pressure system and associated trough have brought widespread rainfalls across South Australia overnight, with some areas topping up their monthly totals not seen in five years.

Parafield, just north of Adelaide, received 16mm overnight bringing their monthly total to 80.4mm and making it the heaviest rain so far this month and wettest July since 2009.

However, Adelaide did pick up slightly more than Parafield at 16.2mm but did not produce quite the record. It did, however, bring its monthly total to 87.4mm, now exceeding the monthly average of 76.9mm.

Other notable falls around the state which brought monthly totals well above average include: Mount Lofty (27mm), Meninigie (11mm), Murray Bridge airport (10mm), Minnipa (11.8mm) and Cummins (14mm).

A high pressure system will slowly move in behind the low and trough, although another trough forming on the western side of the low will trigger a few light showers and the odd storm about the south tomorrow. On Saturday, the high should establish itself bringing mostly sunny and dry conditions across the state for the weekend.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2014

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cooler conditions for Perth before heat set to return

13:46 EDT

Perth is set for a run of cooler conditions over the next few days, following on from a two week period of mostly well above average temperatures.

Storms leave a white blanket on the Blue Mountains

12:09 EDT

Parts of the Blue Mountains reported a covering of hail on Friday afternoon, as severe thunderstorms rolled through the area.

Thunderstorm brings damaging winds to parts of NSW and ACT

23:35 EDT

Large hailstones have pelted parts of the Blue Mountains and Canberra, as thunderstorms and damaging winds lashed New South Wales.