Wild weather hits the region | PHOTOS

Strong winds and heavy rainfall hit Eyre Peninsula over the past week, with the western region receiving much-needed rainfall.

An intense cold front moved across the state last Thursday, with gusts reaching up to 80 kilometres per hour at Wudinna Airport and 76km/h at Ceduna.

The strong winds caused dust storms which were keenly felt across Eastern Eyre Peninsula and also seen in other parts of the region.

Facing yet another dry winter, the region’s farmers were aided by the rainfall on Thursday and then on Sunday which carried through on Monday and into Tuesday morning.

Wudinna received 26.8 millimetres of rain on Thursday and a further 14mm in the subsequent burst, while a total of 21.8mm fell at Elliston last week before another 24.4mm to start the new week.

At Ceduna there was 18.4mm of rain during the downpour last Thursday, before the area received a further 18.6mm to Tuesday morning.