Winter worries on way out as spring arrives

SPRING has arrived with the promise of warmer weather following a cold yet unseasonably dry winter across the South East.

The average minimum temperature during June, July and August was a brisk 5.1 degrees, while the average maximum temperature of 14 degrees was above average for June and July and almost exactly average for August.

The season started dry, with only 35mm falling in June, down on the long-term average of 96.8mm.

Despite June 2017 being the driest June recorded in South Australia since 2007, rainfall in pastoral districts was closer to average.

A stronger fall was recorded in July, with 112.4mm of rain,

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