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

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wind-battered SA, TAS and VIC in for further blasts

11:29 EST

On the weekend wild winds battered South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, toppling trees and bringing down powerlines and there is more of that on the way.

Hottest May night on record for 20 Queensland cities and towns

16:00 EST

Vast areas of Queensland have experienced the hottest May night since records began, some of which stretch back to the 1800s.

Capital city April wrap-up

14:00 EST

For the majority of Australia April was warmer and drier than average.