Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning for SA
Fire Weather Warning
for the West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Lower Eyre Peninsula and Yorke
Peninsula forecast districts.
Issued at 5:43 am CST on Monday 28 April 2014.
A hot, dry and windy day. Winds northerly 30 to 40 km/h, becoming 40 to 50 km/h
for a period during the late morning and early afternoon and potentially
reaching 50-60 km/h at times, easing to 30 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon. A
west to southwesterly change 20 to 30 km/h reaching a line Tarcoola to
Kingscote late evening. Patchy rain developing during the late afternoon and
evening in the west and far south, increasing to areas of rain and possible
isolated thunderstorms late in the evening.
For the rest of Monday 28 April:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Lower Eyre Peninsula and Yorke Peninsula
The Country Fire Service advises that fires burning under these conditions are
likely to be fast-moving and uncontrollable.
The Country Fire Service advises:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.cfs.sa.gov.au, and www.bom.gov.au.
Ensure you have the latest information on Total Fire Bans and how to prepare
for fires. Visit the CFS web page at www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the CFS Bushfire
Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
The Southwest Land Division is starting spring as winter ended, wet, helping grain crops recover after a drier-than-normal winter The Southwest Land Division dried out during August then picked up reasonable rain at the end of the month and is about to get spring off to a wet start, giving grain farmers some hope.
Broadacre crop growers in the Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria could be able to minimise losses from severe frost if they get more decent rain.
The latest bushfire outlook has warned of a heightened risk of fires across South Australia this summer.