The local area has had steady rain for three days straight, but official stats say we’ve only received a little more than an inch for the period.
The Bureau of Meteorology has recorded 27mm at Naracoorte since 9am Monday, despite consistent rain most days with several heavy falls. A total of 3.6mm has been recorded since 9am today.
Mount Gambier received a deluge of 10mm between 3pm and 3pm today.
Readings for the local area from 9am Monday to 4pm Thursday are:
Naracoorte – 30.6mm
Coonawarra – 26.4mm
Padthaway – 20.4mm
Cape Jaffa – 27.6mm
Keith – 14.2mm
Mount Gambier – 42.6mm
A severe weather warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology predicting damaging winds remains in place for people in the Adelaide metropolitan district along with those in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of Mid North and Murraylands.
A vigorous cold front is forecast to move across the southern half of South Australia today, bringing with it strong and squally winds, an increase in showers and isolated thunderstorms with possible local heavy falls.
The cold front is expected to reach western Kangaroo Island and the Lower South East coast around midday Thursday and the Adelaide area mid to late afternoon.
Police urge the South Australian community to driive to the conditions.
Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Kingscote, Maitland, Victor Harbor, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte and Keith.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
* Secure or put away loose items around your property.
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.
For the current warnings from the Bureau for SA please visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings/