SUMMER is officially over, but it's not time to pack away the sunscreen just yet.
The Weather Bureau is predicting up to 10 days of temperatures over 30 degrees, starting from last Sunday.
"Even thought we go by the calendar, the weather doesn't and so this week we've got probably the longest stretch of days over 30 that we've had all summer," Mount Gambier Weather Station manager Craig Marsh said.
Skies are mostly clear over SA due to stable east to north-easterly winds. A change is expected next Tuesday.
Across the State it was a hot and dry summer, with rainfall widely below average.
In fact it was the driest summer since 1985-86, and it came on the back of the third driest spring on record for SA.
Just 20.2mm of rain fell in Naracoorte over summer.
Coonawarra recorded 26.2mm; the lowest summer rainfall in the 27 years it's been recorded, and just 31 per cent of the wine region's 85.4mm summer average.
Naracoorte's average maximum temperature over summer was 29.2 degrees and minimum average 11.3 - the coldest nights on average in the State.
The town's coldest night was 2.1 degrees on December 10, while the highest temperature was 44.6 on January 4.
The average maximum for Coonawarrra was 28.2 degrees, and minimum 11.4.
January saw some extreme temperatures across the State, but the cooler days brought the average down to 29.6 for Naracoorte.
February was the hottest summer month, with consistent warmer days leading to an average of 30.3 degrees.