Snow falls in rare parts of the Flinders Ranges

Willow Springs Station, 68-kilometres north of Hawker.
Willow Springs Station, 68-kilometres north of Hawker.

The Flinders Ranges has been transformed into an outback winter wonderland this morning, with snow falling in rare parts of the Far North.

Skytrek Willow Spring Station's Michelle Reynolds described the snowfall as "absolutely incredible".

"It's been pretty spectacular that's for sure. The last couple of hours have been full of laughter and kind of overwhelming in a way," she said.

"We've attempted a snowball fight and even tried to build a snowman!"

The family run station is located an hour north of Hawker and borders Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park.

Willow Springs was one of the early pastoral leases in the Flinders Ranges and was purchased by the Reynolds family in 1952.

Ms Reynolds said she has never seen anything like this morning's conditions.

"We've seen it on the peaks and we have seen it on the paddock opposite our driveway, but we have never seen it in the valley like this. This is a new for all of us," she said.

"I've asked my father, who has lived here his whole life, and he said he has never experienced it either."

Snow was also reported in the neighbouring towns of Blinman, Parachilna and Wilpena Pound Resort.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Hannah Marsh said while snow may fall on the higher peaks of the ranges a couple of times a year, it is uncommon to see it in the valley.

"There's a low pressure system just over the border to our east and it's resulting in a cold air mass over central and eastern parts of the state," she said.

"It is possible that the snow does continue throughout today and into tomorrow morning, but then the low does weaken and move further east. Conditions will weaken in South Australia."

Icy temperatures are expected to continue with the Bureau forecasting more frost, rain and possible light snow in parts of the state over the coming days.

Large parts of the state will also experience daily temperatures below 10 degrees.