After a really cold start to May it sure has been a welcome change from our usual May weather. There has been another 2 great days since the 22nd as well... plus another one tomorrow.
Forecast says cooler next week!
Adelaide records 10 consecutive May days above 22C
- Environment Reporter Katrina Stokes
- The Advertiser
- May 22, 2014 5:04PM
Warm, sunny days and beautiful sunsets have been the order of things this May — like it was almost a century ago. Source: Supplied
ADELAIDE recorded its warmest streak for the month of May on Thursday, matching a record set nearly a century ago.
The temperature at Kent Town reached 25.4C at 2pm, making it the 10th consecutive day of 22C or more this month — equalling a record set in May 1918.
Another record of 12 days above 22C was set in 1957 - but ranging across May and June.
This is compared to May’s average daytime maximum of 18.9C.
The warm spell comes after Adelaide recorded its coldest start to May on record and the chilliest May day in more than three decades, when the maximum was just 12C on May 2.
Bureau of Meteorology senior climatologist Darren Ray said the mild weather was “pretty unusual” for this time of year.
Lake Cargelligo on a cold winter's morning in June. Pic: Carol Beattie
Anna Bay Beach. Pic: Robert McNeil
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“We’ve got a really large high pressure system sitting over the east of Australia and that’s basically bringing northerly winds and clear skies,” he said.
While Mr Ray said a cold front could hit the state next week, the long-term weather outlook was pointing to a milder than average June.
“There are some indications that June is going to be a bit warmer than average as well,” he said.
“We could see this clear and mild conditions through to June.”
Tomorrow’s forecast is a possible shower with an expected maximum of 21C.