South Australia's regression into winter will be short lived, say weather experts despite conditions cold enough to produce snow.
Bewildered locals have been snapping photos of spring snow falls at Mount Lofty and Hallett.
Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said less than 10 mm of rain fell at Hallett overnight but it was a different story at Mount Lofty.
"[Mount Lofty] recorded 17 mm of rain up to 9am – its heaviest falls in two months. Some fell as rain, some as snow," he said.
It was the third year in a row Clare had recorded an October day with 21 mm of rain, he said.
Wind gusts of up to 96km/h battered Kangaroo Island while Whyalla was swept with gusts of up to 76km/h.
So what's caused summer to go into hiding?
"A strong cold front came through on Wednesday, southerly winds off the coast brought cold and gusty showers," said Mr Sharpe.
"The good news is, it's going to gradually heat up. Adelaide is looking at 17 on Friday, 21 on Saturday and 27 degrees on Sunday."
Rainfall to 9am across SA
Barossa Valley: 10 mm - 20 mm
Port Pirie: 14 mm
Port Augusta: 4 mm
Whyalla: 9 mm
Port Lincoln: 6 mm
Victor Harbor: 17 mm
Hindmarsh Island: 15 mm
Kangaroo Island: 13 mm
Jamestown: 10 mm