Bureau of Meteorology urges SA residents to rug up for potential coldest day

COLD CONDITIONS: The SeaLink ferry departs Cape Jervis on a cold winter's day this week. Photo: Stan Gorton
COLD CONDITIONS: The SeaLink ferry departs Cape Jervis on a cold winter's day this week. Photo: Stan Gorton

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a cold and wet day for parts of South Australia on Thursday, July 22.

Senior meteorologist Simon Timcke is urging communities to rug up ahead of cold temperatures for parts of South Australia.

"On Thursday, many places across South Australia will potentially experience their coldest day of the year, especially those areas where it will be raining. It will be reasonably cold tonight and when the rain moves in, the temperature will really struggle to rise on Thursday.

"In the early hours of Thursday morning, it's not out of the question we could see some snow flurries due to the cold air mass about the higher peaks in the Mid North and Flinders Districts.

"Thursday will be wet for parts of the state, mostly areas south of Woomera with the focus over mainly the agricultural area and far south of the pastoral districts.

"Those likely to receive showers and rain include central parts of the state in the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas, the mid north as well as adjacent Pastoral and Flinders districts with rainfall ranging from 5-15mm.

"Strong winds will also be about north of the state on Thursday.

"Looking ahead, there will be similar conditions this weekend as there were last weekend. This weekend we are forecasting potentially damaging winds, gale winds for the waters, showers and thunderstorm and we're also looking at the potential for abnormally high tides," Mr Timcke said.

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