South Australia could be in for some relief from the scorching temperatures and horror fire days already experienced this summer.
The Weather Bureau is predicting cooler than average temperatures across the state over the next few months, but some farmers needing rain could still be left wanting.
“Over the past three months, SA has been between four and two degrees warmer on average for maximum temperatures,” Matt Collopy from the weather bureau said.
Parts of the state have also recorded the highest temperature on record, but a change is on the way.
“We’re likely to see cooler than average over the next three months,” Mr Collopy said.
Roger Farley from the SA Farmers Federation said the drier summer has some farmers rejoicing with excellent yields and excellent quality grain, but others are still crying out for rainfall.
“The ones that that will feel the pinch are the horticultural, vineyard boys,” he said.
The weather bureau said almost the entire state has been very much below average in terms of rainfall over the past six months, and that there is little relief in sight.
“We’ll see drier than average conditions over the next three months,” Mr Collopy said.
While the average temperature is expected to be below average over the next few months, Adelaide will still sweat through a maximum temperature of 37C forecast for tomorrow.