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Speckled cloud across SA with an intense low pressure system is producing showers and a few storms as the low generates damaging winds. Cloud spread across the eastern and northern states with a strong front and trough are producing rain and thunderstorms.

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SA storms: Adelaide residents spend night in darkness during state-wide blackout

10:01 EST

It was a surreal night for many Adelaide residents who had to find alternative ways to entertain themselves by candlelight, after wild weather caused a state-wide blackout.

SA weather: Adelaide power mostly restored but BOM forecasts more storms

10:00 EST

About 70,000 people in South Australia are still without power after wild weather plunged the state into darkness, although the lights are back on in Adelaide's metropolitan area.

SA weather: No link between blackout and renewable energy, experts say

09:58 EST

Linking the statewide blackout in South Australia with the state's heavy reliance on renewable energy is unfounded, energy industry experts say.