Adelaide is basking in sunshine on the first day of spring, with the promise of a few warming days ahead.
After a cold end to the working week and a cold and wet winter, the sun is out on time for this weekend's outdoor activities.
Yesterday's top of 14 was 3 below average and came in the wake of a cold front followed by a cold morning under clear skies and light winds. This morning's low was a chilly five degrees, four degrees below average.
Today the city should reach around 19 degrees, before an afternoon sea breeze will bring some cooling.
Fathers Day tomorrow will see further warming, with the city expected to reach 21 degrees. Warm northerly winds will strengthen on Monday and Tuesday drawing some of the warmth from the interior build-up. This will culminate on Tuesday with a likely top in the high twenties. If this occurs, this would be the warmest weather Adelaide residents would have felt since May.
A cool change with showers and the chance of some thunderstorms will arrive midweek, dropping temperatures back into winter-like territory.
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13:54 EST A provision to let cattle from drought and fire-affected properties into some National Parks and reserves was voted through the Queensland Parliament last night and immediately condemned by the Federal Government.