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Weather Warnings - Total Fire Ban For South Australia

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Fire Weather Warning
for the North West Pastoral, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Mount
Lofty Ranges and Yorke Peninsula forecast districts.

Issued at 6:08 am CST on Tuesday 14 April 2015.

Weather Situation
Warm to hot and dry with northeast to northwesterly winds 30-40 km/h, possibly
reaching 45 km/h during the early afternoon, ahead of a west to southwesterly
wind change around 15-25 km/h. The change is expected near Port Lincoln around
midday, Port Augusta to Adelaide during the evening and Renmark to Mont Gambier
around midnight. Possible afternoon thunderstorms in the northwest.

For the rest of Tuesday 14 April:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
North West Pastoral, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Mount Lofty
Ranges 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.
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