Snow falls in Mid North at Jamestown, Peterborough and Hallett

WONDERLAND: Spring snow at Jamestown and Peterborough in the South Australia's Mid North. Image: Supplied.

WONDERLAND: Spring snow at Jamestown and Peterborough in the South Australia's Mid North. Image: Supplied.

Areas of South Australia were transformed into a winter wonderland on Friday as a cold front pushed across the state overnight.

Cold air and moisture generated by showers led to spring snow falls in the Mid North at Jamestown, Peterborough and Hallett.

Residents frolicked in the snow with Hallett locals strapping on skis.

Overnight temperatures saw Port Pirie reach a low of 5.8C and Clare drop to 2.5C.

Senior Forecaster Vince Rowlands said the cold atmosphere and showers provide ideal conditions for snow to form.

"It was a little bit warmer at Port Pirie because it is by the coast, but certainly east of the coast would have been pretty cold as indicated by Clare's low temperatures," he said.

"As we saw overnight, we did see some really cold atmosphere push over the region and we had showers that formed snow.

"It doesn't happen very often, but it has happened in the past. We did have an event back in October in 2012 where we had snow fall throughout the regions.

"It is quite rare to get snow this late in September and into October, so it is nice to see it, but we probably won't see it that often at this time of year."

The wintry blast brought showers, isolated thunderstorms, wind gusts across parts of the state overnight and into this morning.

Port Pirie had 10mm of rain and wind of 40kmh with gusts to 50kmh.

Heavy rainfall was also recorded across the Mid North with 26mm at Laura, 17mm at Crystal Brook, 26mm at Wirrabara Forest, 32mm at Georgetown and 20mm at Wilmington.

In the Upper Spencer Gulf, Port Augusta reached a low of 6.6CC overnight, while Whyalla was almost 10 degrees, reaching a minimum of 5.8C.

Port Augusta had 2.8mm of rain while 16mm fell at Quorn and 3.8mm at Whyalla.

Winds reached 30kmh at Port Augusta and 35kmh at Whyalla, with gusts to 45-50kmh.

What's the weather like at your place? Send your weather photos to katrina.muhsin@portpirierecorder.com.au

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