Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Sweaty day in SA, but relief is on the way

Ben Domensino, Monday November 19, 2018 - 14:43 EDT

Adelaide just registered its first 36 degree day of the season as hot northerly winds fanned the state on Monday.

The mercury hit 36.0 degrees at Adelaide's Kent Town weather station shortly after 1pm on Monday, which is seven degrees above average for November and the city's warmest day since April.

The hot air is being directed towards Adelaide today by a broad fetch of northerly winds that stretch from northern WA, down across central Australia, to the nation's south coast.

This tongue of heat, combined with fresh to strong winds, is causing Severe to Extreme fire danger ratings in some parts of South Australia today.

A low pressure trough over the state's west has also produced severe thunderstorms today, with a wind gust of 115km/h clocked at Tarcoola at 2pm.

This trough will being a cooler southwesterly change to Adelaide late this afternoon or early evening, along with the chance of a late shower or storm in the city.

The mercury will only reach a below-average maximum of 20 degrees on Tuesday in the wake of this evening's change. Temperatures will dip even lower later in the week as an upper-level pool of cold air passed over southern Australia. Adelaide is only forecast to reach 18 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday, which would be the city's coolest pair of November days in five years.

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Man dies in floodwaters north of Townsville after being swept away from popular swimming spot

10:56 EDT

A 18-year-old man has died after being swept away in flood-affected waters north of Townsville in north Queensland.

Flash flooding washes cars off roads in Queensland's south as the north cleans up

10:12 EDT

Flash flooding has cut roads on Queensland's Darling Downs after heavy rain overnight, while in the state's north locals are counting the cost of Cyclone Owen and its record-breaking rain.

Citizen scientists called on to map extent of drought killing native trees

08:49 EDT

While rain has arrived in some drought-affected areas, it has been too late for many native trees.

Help us build a better Weatherzone experience by testing new concepts and providing your feedback.
Sign up to be notified when new test activities become available.