Adelaide is the new Manchester!

Nine-and-a-half degrees was as warm as it got between midday and three o'clock this afternoon in Adelaide, making it their coldest afternoon in at least eight years.

Adelaide reached it's daily maximum of 11.9 degrees before 11am then a cold front brought a burst of showers, 10 millimetres worth by eight o'clock in the evening. Freeling, about 40km north of Adelaide was one of the wettest in the state by evening with 15mm.

Just one week into the month Adelaide has now had more rain than during the whole of August last year and is more than half way to the monthly average of 68mm.

The warmest part of the day for much of South Australia was before midday and then rain and cold change arrived dropping temperatures to below 10 degrees, even in Whyalla.

It will be a wintry week ahead with showers likely each day and the temperature struggling to reach 15 degrees.

Meanwhile the South Coast copped a belting last night as a low developing near the coast drove heavy showers inland.

Most places along the coast and east of the ranges from Tomerong to Tathra picked up anywhere between 25 to 100mm over the night. Narooma had falls of 75mm, its heaviest in 18 months. Batemans Bay picked up 94mm, its wettest day in two years, and 10 years for August.

Even Braidwood up in the mountains experienced the heavy showers, getting 59mm to 9am, its heaviest daily falls in six years.

The wettest town in the whole country yesterday was Moruya. The airport there received 115mm, its equal wettest day in 9 years. It was the same for Moruya Heads, picking up 116mm. This was also its wettest day in 79 years for August.