Adelaide is set to be hit with the coldest weather for this time of year for 12 years, with wintry weather being forecast across the state.
Rain, thunderstorms and potential hail are predicted across Adelaide today, with the city heading for a max of just 16C, with a top of 15C predicted tomorrow.
The Bureau of Meterology told The Advertiser that while the records aren’t a record for Adelaide, they are significant.
“We have to go back to around 2008 to see temperatures this cold this early in the season so it is quite a cold outbreak,” Supervising Meteorologist Kylie Egan told The Advertiser.
GET YOUR WINTER WOOLIES READY!🌨️First cold burst of winter coming. Watch MetEye show where potential for rain☔across #SouthAustralia mainly impacting agricultural areas – also expect winds🌬️, drop in temps & potential for thunderstorms⛈️& small hail https://t.co/QGhFV1ZCit pic.twitter.com/T82EbKjhWH
— Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia (@BOM_SA) April 28, 2020
The forecast comes after an already-wet start to the year, with Adelaide receiving nearly 130mm of rainfall so far in 2020.
Adelaide had received just 18mm of rain by the same time last year.
BOM is warning us to expect a wet winter this year, with above average rainfall across the state.