NATIONAL TRAGEDY: Adelaide’s ‘Big Wedgie’ Blown Away By Wild Storms

The storm season is in absolute full effect across the southern and south-eastern states today.

Along with forecast thunderstorm activity for both Melbourne and Sydney stretching from this afternoon and in the evening, Adelaide copped an absolute battering from a particularly nasty storm cell that swept through the metropolitan area at around 3pm this afternoon.

The storm cell smashed the city with wind gusts of up to 89km/hr with large hail stones, lightning strikes, and torrential rain coming with it.

As much as 35mm of rain fell in around half an hour, turning some low-lying roads into mini-lakes, forcing motorists to make cautious pushes through the rising waters.

But perhaps the worst of it was in beachside Glenelg, where the city’s Big Wedgie inflatable waterslide sadly perished at the hands of the storm.
The slide – the tallest inflatable water slide in the world – only opened for seasonal operation in mid December.

We’re so excited! The #bigwedgie will be open to the public beginning Sunday, December 13th!

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But by this afternoon, it was sadly no more.

Good night, sweet prince. May you scorch butts in that great water park in the sky.
Photo: The Beachouse/Instagram.