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Welcome rain amid severe weather in SA

Ben Domensino, Thursday May 3, 2018 - 11:46 AEST

Parts of South Australia have picked up their best rain in more than six months as a deep low pressure trough sweeps over the state.

The trough is linked to an intense low pressure system moving over the Bight, with the two systems combining to cause rain, storms and blustery winds in South Australia today.

Elliston's 27mm of rain during the 24 hours to 9am today was its heaviest daily total since last August. Cummins (23mm) and Parndana (18mm) received their heaviest falls in eight months during the same period.

Adelaide registered 9mm of rain at West Terrace on Thursday prior to 11am, which is its heaviest fall so far this year.

The rain is welcome after Adelaide (West Terrace) received just a third of its average rainfall last month and South Australia experienced its driest April in 13 years.

Unfortunately, the rain comes with a risk of severe weather today. A warning for damaging winds and flash flooding was in place for some central and southeastern parts of the state on Thursday morning.

The band of rain associated with the trough will clear out of the state's east by this evening, although showers, storms and blustery winds will continue in parts of the south until Friday morning.

Visit http://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp for the latest severe weather warnings.

- Weatherzone

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