If you thought this week’s warmer weather meant a nice weekend was on the cards, think again. The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted wet weather for next few days in South Australia, from tomorrow evening, with Friday and Saturday particularly wet.
Meteorologist Bonnie Haselgrove from the BOM, says rainfall is expected for most of South Australia later this week driven by a low pressure system and trough.
“A complex low-pressure system will develop over the western state today and tomorrow morning and will persist in parts of the state until about Saturday,” says Bonnie.
“A series of troughs extending from this low will move across remaining parts of the state over the next four days and that’s what’s bringing all this wet weather to South Australia.
“The exact position and timing of this low will have a big impact on when those highest rainfalls are going to be.”
Showers tending to rain at times will develop over western and central parts later Wednesday, then extend across the south early Thursday, before moving north on Friday.
Thunderstorms across the north on Friday and Saturday may lead to localised heavy falls, most likely over the North East Pastoral district.
Bonnie warns there is a chance the forecasted thunderstorms will be severe and to keep an eye out for any warnings on the BOM website.
Although year to date rainfall remains below average in many parts of South Australia, Bonnie says the October forecast preidcts rainfall will exceed the average.
“The latest climate numbers indicate October rainfall for most of the South Australia is most-likely to exceed median rainfall values.
“Some parts of northern SA could see more than their average rainfall for spring in just a 48 hour period.”
For more info head to http://www.bom.gov.au/.