Today Will Be Our Coldest Day Of The Year
Adelaide will likely experience it's coldest day of the year today - the temp topped out at a massive 10 degrees just after 9:30am and it's now on a downhill slide, currently sitting just under 9 degrees!
It follows on from a wild night of weather as SA continued to be strong winds overnight leaving more than 30,000 homes are without power due to storm damage.
The Hills, Kangaroo Island and southern suburbs the worst hit areas.
The SES have responded to more than 300 calls for help since midnight, dealing with fallen trees and damaged houses.
80km/h plus winds hammers the metroarea overnight, with coastal areas hit even harder. Cape Willoughby recorded an massive139km/h gust.
The wild weather will continue on Tuesday with strong winds and showers in Adelaide.
Snow is even expected to fall in the Hills but people are warned to avoid the area because of treacherous driving conditions.
The SA Police advises that people should:
- Slow down and take extra care.
- Maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front.
- Turn on your headlights.
A flood watch is in place for the Mt Lofty Ranges and the Mid North, with the Bureau of Meteorology expecting up to 80mm of rain in the Adelaide Hills.
There is a risk of rapidly rising water levels and flooding in creeks and watercourses, particularly in the Upper Onkaparinga, Upper Torrens and North Para River catchments.
People living or working close to rivers or creeks should be ready to move to a safe location should flooding develop, the weather bureau says.