High temperatures in SA with change over weekend

SA to swelter before cool change on Sunday

It will be hot across most of South Australia tomorrow, Friday November 25, as moderate northeast to northwest winds bring the heat in from the interior.

Temperatures will range from the mid to low 40s across most of the state, with the southern coasts registering a little lower.

Low intensity heatwave conditions have been forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology for West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Murraylands, Riverland, North East Pastoral, Mt Lofty Ranges and Adelaide Metropolitan districts.

The North West Pastoral district has been rated as severe.

For Saturday, the BOM has predicted warm to hot weather about the southern and western coasts with very hot temperatures elsewhere ahead of milder conditions flowing across the state.

Sunday will bring cooler relief across South Australia with a slight chance of morning showers over central and eastern parts of the agricultural area and milder, fresh southwest to southeasterly winds over all but the far northeast where very hot conditions will continue with fresh northwesterly winds.

Forecast

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Ceduna - Friday 44C, Saturday 30C, Sunday 23C

Wudinna - Friday 45C, Saturday 45C, Sunday 28C

Pt Lincoln - Friday 39C, Saturday 25C, Sunday 20C

Whyalla - Friday 43C, Saturday 40C, Sunday 25C

Pt Augusta - Friday 44C, Saturday 46C, Sunday 28C

Port Pirie - Friday 43C, Saturday 44C, Sunday 27C

Clare - Friday 40C, Saturday 41C, Sunday 25C

Maitland - Friday 41C, Saturday 37C, Sunday 23C

Nuriootpa - Friday 41C, Saturday 42C, Sunday 24C

Renmark - Friday 44C, Saturday 46C, Sunday 27C

Murray Bridge - Friday 43C, Saturday 43C, Sunday 25C

Kingscote - Friday 36C, Saturday 25C, Sunday 22C

Victor Harbor - Friday 39C, Saturday 26C, Sunday 20C

Bordertown - Friday 41C, Saturday 37C, Sunday 25C

Naracoorte - Friday 39C, Saturday 30C, Sunday 23C

Robe - Friday 28C, Saturday 22C, Sunday 19C

Mt Gambier - Friday 35C, Saturday 25C, Sunday 20C


Keep Cool

With the weather heating up over the next couple of days people should try to stay indoors as much as possible.

People should keep in touch with older family members or friends to make sure they are coping in the heat and are well hydrated.

Babies, young children and pregnant women are also more susceptible to the heat and should be monitored for any heat stress.

Cool water and shade should also be made available for pets if they can not be kept indoors.

  • Keep cool by staying indoors as much as possible and turn fans and air-conditioners on early in the day to stop the heat from building up in your home.
  • Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Carry a water bottle with you if you go out.
  • Never leave children, or pets, alone in a car.
  • The very young, older people and those who are already unwell are most at risk - check on them regularly.
  • Make sure your pets and animals have shade and water too.

'Be Bushfire Ready' campaign launched in SA

Country Fire Service SA launched its 'Be Bushfire Ready' campaign earlier this month, urging South Australians to plan for the bushfire season now.

Fire chiefs joined Minister for Emergency Services Vincent Tarzia on November 15 to officially launch the campaign, featuring bushfire survivors from last summer's "horror season."

The minister stressed that the state must start preparing properties, homes and families immediately.

"The 2019/20 bushfire season was devastating and tragic with three lives lost," Minister Tarzia said.

"The resilience of the South Australian community - and dedicated Emergency Services Sector volunteers and staff - was inspiring in the wake of damage and destruction."

Minister Tarzia continued by outlining what this year's campaign focuses on.

"Today's campaign focuses on what we all need to do this year for those living, visiting or travelling in bushfire prone areas," she explained.

"It only takes five minutes to complete a survival plan which could save your life."

For information on preparing for the fire season as well as what activities are not permitted on high-risk days, visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au/bebushfireready

This story SA to swelter before cool change on Sunday first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.