SA swelters through hot, windy and dusty day

The region has been blanketed in dust as South Australia swelters through another hot, windy autumn day.

In conditions reminiscent of summer, an extreme fire danger warning has been issued for the Mount Lofty Ranges, with severe fire warnings in place for North West Pastoral, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Adelaide Metropolitan, Yorke Peninsula, Riverland, Murraylands and Upper South East.

The Bureau of Meteorology earlier forecast a hot and dry day with north to north-westerly winds, increasing to 30 to 50 km/h during the late morning, ahead of a milder south to southwesterly change 30-45 km/h extending over agricultural areas and the far west later in the day.

A top of 35 degrees Celsius was forecast for Tanunda and Nuriootpa, with a high of 35.6C hit at 1.07pm.

However a cool change will be welcomed overnight, ahead of a top of 25C on Thursday and low of 13C.

Heading into the weekend, the Barossa can expect:

Friday: high of 24C, low 8C, with a 50pc chance of 0-6mm of rain

Saturday: high of 19C, low of 8C, with an 80pc chance of 2-8mm of rain

Sunday: high of 20C, low of 10C, with a 50pc chance of 0-2mm of rain

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