While the German legend of ‘Siebenschlafer’ was missed by a day, the region has been fortunate enough to be doused in recent rains providing perfect winter conditions.
The legend reveals if rain falls on June 27 then the area will receive healthy rains for the seven weeks to follow.
So far, Freeling has copped the most rainfall for the Barossa with 19mm recorded over the past seven days until Monday, July 17, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
An update of the past 24 hours for country areas is yet to come.
Other towns to record rain were Greenock, Tanunda and Williamstown each with 18mm, Birdwood 17mm, Lyndoch 16mm, Nuriootpa 15mm, Mount Crawford, Roseworthy and Truro 14mm, Kapunda 13mm, Mount Pleasant 12mm and Riverton 10mm.
The BoM has issued weather warnings across the state today with ‘vigourous north-west to westerly airstream wrapping around the northwestern side of the low, with a series of fronts and gusty showers and thunderstorms’.
For the Barossa, there is a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon with westerly winds reaching 30 to 45km/h in the early afternoon.
This is likely to turn south-westerly and decreasing to 25 to 35km/h in the late afternoon.