Weather Warnings - Total Fire Ban For South Australia
Fire Weather Warning
for the West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid
North, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Murraylands, Upper
South East and Lower South East forecast districts.
Issued at 5:39 am CDT on Saturday 7 January 2017.
Hot to very hot throughout ahead of a milder change extending across the State
during the day. North to northwesterly winds increasing to around 30-45 km/h
during the morning. Winds turning south to southwesterly at 25-35 km/h behind
the change. The change is expected near Ceduna late morning and Woomera to
Adelaide around early evening. Showers and possible thunderstorms extending
eastwards across the State near the change.
For the rest of Saturday 7 January:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North,
Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Murraylands, Upper South
East and Lower South East
The Country Fire Service advises you to:
- 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.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.cfs.sa.gov.au.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
Cyclone Debbie strengthens to cat 2 on way to probable cat 4 as it continues towards Queensland coast
A cyclone off northern Queensland has intensified to a category two and could reach category four by the time it crosses the coast somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
The Bureau of Meteorology has off the coast of Queensland.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is strengthening quickly on its journey to make landfall, likely between Lucinda and Proserpine on Monday or Tuesday.