South Australians experienced a brief respite from the scorching weather as light showers graced the city. The Bureau of Meteorology anticipated recording up to 8mm of rain on Sunday, with reports of lightning and thunder already emerging in some areas.

Adelaide’s forecast predicted a maximum of 31 degrees on Sunday, followed by 29 degrees on Monday, before a notable decrease to 25 degrees on Tuesday. Temperatures were expected to continue dropping to 21 degrees on Wednesday, rising slightly to 24 degrees by Friday.

Senior meteorologist Mark Anolak noted a second weather system, characterized by middle-level clouds, passing over the state during the early hours of Sunday morning. Rainfall figures remained modest, with Happy Valley reporting 9mm and Parafield recording 6mm.

Despite the slight relief, Anolak cautioned against expecting a quick end to the precipitation. He mentioned anticipations of further rainfall and thunderstorms, particularly east of the Adelaide Hills, throughout the afternoon. Mount Barker and Murray Bridge were identified as areas most likely to be affected by the third band of wet weather.

In the Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker was forecasted to experience showers and thunderstorms during the morning and afternoon. Similarly, Keith, located in the state’s southeast, anticipated thunderstorms and a high probability of showers during the morning, extending into the evening. Sunday’s temperatures in Keith were expected to reach a maximum of 28 degrees, rising to 30 degrees on Monday.

Further north, Renmark in South Australia’s Riverland region anticipated a very high chance of showers and the possibility of thunderstorms, with temperatures reaching 28 degrees on Sunday.

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