This morning, South Australians are greeted with the welcome sound of rain as showers break a historic dry spell for the state.

Adelaide is forecasted to receive up to 10mm of rain today, with a cloudy morning giving way to rain, which is expected to clear early this afternoon.

Rainfall is predicted to continue into tomorrow, with showers delivering between 4-7mm across the state’s regions.

This comes after a historically dry start to 2024 extended well into May. Adelaide experienced its driest February-April period in 100 years.

Though light showers last week broke the dry spell, they weren’t the significant rains farmers had hoped for, raising concerns about potential impacts on SA produce.

Looking ahead, the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts unusually high rainfall from June to August. This is defined as being in the highest 20 percent of rainfall for these months between 1981 and 2018.

Today, despite the rain, will be warm with a forecast high of 22C. However, temperatures will drop to a high of 17C tomorrow. These conditions are expected to persist into the start of winter and continue next week.


Adelaide forecast for the next five days:

  • Friday, May 31: Mostly cloudy with showers. Min 11C, Max 17C.
  • Saturday, June 1: Partly cloudy with a clearing shower. Min 6C, Max 17C.
  • Sunday, June 2: Mostly sunny. Min 5C, Max 17C.
  • Monday, June 3: Mostly cloudy. Min 4C, Max 17C.
  • Tuesday, June 4: Cloudy with a late shower. Min 6C, Max 17C.
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