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Wild weather persists in South Australia

Kim Westcott, Friday July 19, 2013 - 18:13 EST

Rain and wind battered South Australia yesterday, but there is still more to come.

In the early hours of Friday morning, winds gusted to 80km/h in the Mount Lofty Ranges, and to 90km/h at Neptune Island, while on Thursday winds reached as strong as 113km/h in some parts of the state.

Over the past two days, over 40mm has landed in the rain gauge at Mount Lofty, with potential for another 50-80mm within the next four days. A flood watch is in place for Adelaide, Mount Lofty Ranges and the Mid North.

It is also expected to become very cold over the state during the weekend. Tomorrow, Adelaide is expected to reach a top of 11 degrees, potentially its coldest day since last winter. It is also likely to be cold enough for snow about higher parts of the Mount Lofty Ranges and Adelaide hills. Adelaide motorists are advised to take care as conditions may become dangerous tomorrow in higher parts due to isolated hail and snow showers.

This may not be the last of the wild weather, with a low pressure system potentially nearing the South East Coast tomorrow evening and early on Sunday. This will bring rainy and gusty conditions to the region until about Monday. Showers are likely to persist until about Tuesday, with Wednesday looking like the best day to try and get the washing out on the line.

- Weatherzone

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