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Windy Wednesday coming to Adelaide

Willemien Phelan, Monday October 8, 2012 - 16:20 EDT

Light winds and sunny skies made for a pleasant Monday morning commute in Adelaide but this will change by Wednesday, when a strong cold front will reach the city.

A high pressure system is bringing today's clear skies, which led to a cool morning and a sunny day. Adelaide's morning temperature was 10 degrees, which is one below average. Elsewhere in the state Keith dipped to as low of zero degrees, which is six below average but not as cold as Sunday morning when it was a freezing -minus.

Today and tomorrow will be mostly sunny in Adelaide with tops in the low twenties, which is around the season's average.

A strong cold front will then bring a change from Wednesday, with cloud and showers to reach the city in the morning. Cold southerly winds will be strong and gusty, with wind speeds ranging 40 to 50 km/h with possible gusts of 90 km/h. Winds of this strength could damage roofs bring down trees and powerlines.

The front will also cause temperatures to plummet into the wintry domain of the low-to-mid teens. The strong winds will make these feel even colder. To add to the gloom there is also a risk of thunderstorms accompanied by hail.

Wednesday's strong winds will not be confined to SA as it looks to be a windy day across the nation. Interior parts of all states and territories bar one will be affected by strong and gusty winds. The calmest state, surprisingly, will be Tasmania and will miss the strong winds.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

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