Frigid Sunday morning for South Australia's southeast

Andrew Casper-Richardson, 5 May 2019

Parts of the Upper South East had their coldest morning since October as a high pressure system brought ideal conditions for the chill.  

A broad high pressure system kept skies clear and winds light over parts of southeast South Australia, allowing the daytime warmth to escape.

Temperatures dipped below freezing in some towns. The mercury at Keith (Upper South East) dropped to minus one, the coldest morning since October and eight degrees below the monthly average. Padthaway (Upper South East) and Lameroo (Murrylands) cooled to 1.9 and 2.1 degrees respectively, both five below average.

Closer to the coast higher humidity and increased cloud cover limited the overnight cooling. Adelaide only dropped to 13.1 degrees, three degrees above the May average.

Monday morning will be another cold one for inland parts of the southeast, though it should be a degree or two warmer than Sunday morning. Adelaide is currently forecast for a colder start to the day with a forecast of eight degrees. If it drops below 8.2C it will be the coldest morning since November.