Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Unseasonable warmth coming to Adelaide

Sam Brown, Monday May 6, 2013 - 15:33 EST

Unseasonable warmth will push into Adelaide this week before a gusty cool change on the weekend.

This Friday Adelaide is likely to have its warmest May day in eight years. In May 2005 it reached 29.2 degrees, the second hottest May day in the last 90 years. The May record of 32.3 degree was set in 1921.

The mercury is likely to increase from Tuesday as a warm air mass moves over the region from the interior. On Tuesday and Wednesday it will warm to the mid 20's, well above the average May maximum temperature of 19 degrees. By Thursday, it should reach 27 degrees and become even warmer on Friday as a cold front and trough approach from the west.

As the front and trough cross the state over the weekend, temperatures are likely to drop significantly, with only a top of 18 degrees expected on Sunday. Rain is likely to accompany the change throughout the weekend, with potential for some decent falls, more than 15mm.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wet week for NSW

20:12 EST

Three rain-bearing systems will traverse New South Wales within the next seven days, rounding out a bumper May.

Big surf closes beaches across Sydney, NSW

18:13 EST

Surf lifesavers have issued a warning to beachgoers as a large swell closes stretches of the New South Wales coastline.

Dampened SA in for more rain but also cold, strong winds

18:01 EST

Rain has fallen across a large part of South Australia during Wednesday and there is more to come, mainly on Friday, coinciding with cold winds.