State cops a battering

State cops a battering after wild weather


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RAIN, wind and even hail has wreaked havoc across the state.

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Rain for the 24 hours to Thursday. Photo: BOM

Rain for the 24 hours to Thursday. Photo: BOM

RAIN, wind and even hail has wreaked havoc across the state, with falls of up to 60 millimetres in the Mount Lofty Ranges and 10-25mm in the rest of the agricultural districts.

For the week to this morning, the Bureau of Meteorology reported the highest falls at Ashton (64mm), Woodhouse (63mm) and Uraidla (57mm), while out in the regions Maitland had 28mm, Kimba 26mm, Manoora 23mm, Parndana, KI, 23mm, Mintaro 22mm, Palmer 22mm, Lucindale 21mm and Tintinara 20mm. 

Wirrabara only had 10-15mm but hail was reported by cropper Russell Zwar, who tweeted photos of hail in his canola crops.

While Mid North farmer Todd Orrock believes he’s lost canola also to hail.

BOM says the immediate threat of severe weather has passed, with some showers continuing over the agricultural area and southern pastoral districts for today.

Dust storms were expected for parts of the Riverland and North East Pastoral south of about Yunta.

Tomorrow BOM forecasts possible thunderstorms and small hail in the early morning over the South East and south of the Murraylands district.

Early frost patches were possible for the Mid North and Flinders districts, while a slight to medium chance of showers over parts of the agricultural area, contracting to the Lower South East coast in the afternoon, then clearing in the evening.

The weekend is also expected to be cold with slight to medium chance of showers.

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