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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, North East Pastoral, Eastern Eyre Peninsula,
Flinders, Mid North, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Riverland,
Murraylands, Upper South East and Lower South East forecast districts.

Issued at 5:20 am CDT on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

Weather Situation
Very hot, dry and windy with north to northeasterly winds increasing to 35 to
50 km/h then shifting northwesterly ahead of a milder west to southwesterly
change.

For the rest of Wednesday 13 December:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula,
Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East and Lower South East

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
North West Pastoral, North East Pastoral and Flinders

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.
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