Daily Weather Review

IDS10031

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Daily Weather Review for South Australia

Issued at 4:30 pm CDT on Tuesday 21 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough has moved over the far west of the State today to be currently situated just to the east of Ceduna. There have been fresh to strong northerly winds and hot temperatures ahead of the change with a cooler southwesterly airmass behind the change. Thunderstorms have been continuing in the west through the day with the passage of the trough. Raised dust was observed over Eyre Peninsula. Maximum temperatures have generally been 8 to 15 degrees above average with the greatest deviation being Hindmarsh Island, where it's maximum of 38.4 degrees is 17.7 degrees above average. Minimum temperatures overnight were also well above average except in the Lower Southeast.

Highest rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am was 0.6 mm at Nullarbor.
The overnight minimum temperature range was from 6.4 degrees at Mount Gambier Airport to 25.7 degrees at Tarcoola.
The daytime highest temperatures recorded to 4pm ranged from 21.0 degrees at Neptune Island to 41.0 degrees at Port Augusta.

Today's Weather for South Australia to 4pm

Highest Maximum Temperatures Lowest Minimum Temperatures
Port Augusta 41.0 C Mount Gambier Airport 6.4 C
Tarcoola 40.0 C Coonawarra 6.9 C
Marla 39.7 C Kingscote Airport 7.4 C
Lowest Maximum Temperatures Highest Minimum Temperatures
Neptune Island 21.0 C Tarcoola 25.7 C
Cape Willoughby 24.3 C Port Pirie Airport 24.5 C
Streaky Bay 29.0 C Marla 24.2 C
Highest Rainfall
Adelaide 0.0 mm
Whyalla 0.0 mm
Renmark 0.0 mm

Today's Weather to 4pm

Adelaide

Maximum Temperature 37 C at 3:24 pm
Minimum Temperature 25 C at 4:16 am
Rainfall 0.0 mm

Rainfall Summary

Adelaide

Month to date 0.6 mm
Average for October 43 mm
Year to date 498 mm
Average January to end of October 489 mm

The next routine update will be issued at 4:30 pm CDT Wednesday.