Rain received across SA, but dry weather expected next week

Rain received across SA, but dry weather expected next week

Cropping
Photo: DEAN HAMPEL, St Kitts Creek.

Photo: DEAN HAMPEL, St Kitts Creek.

Aa

Parts of SA received reasonable rainfall this week.

Aa

SOME areas of SA have received reasonable rainfall this week, but not a lot more is forecast in the lead up to the traditional Anzac Day start to seeding.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, for the seven days leading into yesterday, the South East received the highest falls, with Mount Gambier recording 24 millimetres, Robe had 23mm and Nangwarry had 21mm.

In the Upper SE, Tintinara received 10mm, further north Monarto had 10mm and Clare had 6mm.

On the Yorke Peninsula, Minlaton had 16mm and Maitland had 12mm, while in the west, Cowell had 15mm, and Parndana on Kangaroo Island had 7mm.

RELATED READING:End of La Nina means autumn break forecasts are hit and miss

BoM senior meteorologist Brett Gage said the majority of the rain came from the south-west on Tuesday morning, while another cold front was expected to move through the state today.

"The showers will ease and contract to southern coasts by Sunday," he said.

"We expect a further 2-5mm over central and eastern parts of the southern agricultural area, with local falls of 5-10mm around the Mount Lofty Ranges and lower South East coasts, but less than 2mm is expected over the remainder of the agricultural area and the West Coast district."

Monday through to Wednesday next week was expected to be dry, he said.

  • Start the day with all the big news in agriculture. Sign up here to receive our daily Stock Journal newsletter.
Aa

From the front page

Sponsored by