After six days straight of temperatures above 30 degrees, the heavens finally (properly) opened today, providing a much needed drenching across the region.
With storms forecast on Tuesday night but failing to deliver, Wednesday’s rains will be both a blessing and a curse for farmers as they work to bale hay which had been cut and left to dry in recent days.
Rainfalls between 9am and 3pm on Wednesday included:
- Warren Reservoir 33mm
- Steingarten 28mm
- Kies Estate 24mm
- Greenock 21mm
- Mount Pleasant 20mm
- Angaston 20mm
- Penrice 19mm
- Nuriootpa 15mm
- Freeling 15mm
- Gawler 11mm
Rainfalls to 9am on Wednesday morning included:
- Williamstown 2.4mm
- Gawler 2.4mm
- Greenock 2.2mm
- Lyndoch 2mm
- Mount Pleasant 1.4mm
- Steingarten 1.2mm
- Freeling 1mm
- Nuriootpa 0.8mm
The forecast for Nuriootpa tomorrow (Thursday) is for a top of 20C and low of 11C, with a 10 per cent chance of rain.
The Mount Lofty Ranges area is expected to be cloudy, with a medium (40pc) chance of drizzle during the morning and slight (20pc) chance of showers during the afternoon.
Overnight temperatures will fall to around 11C with daytime temperatures reaching between 16C and 20C.
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