Weather Warnings - Total Fire Ban For South Australia

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Fire Weather Warning

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

Issued at 05:34 AM CDT on Thursday 19 March 2020

Weather Situation
Hot to very hot and dry ahead of a milder change. Fresh to strong and gusty north to northwesterly winds increasing to 40-50 km/h and possibly 55-65 km/h over the eastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Winds turning west to southwesterly around 30-40 km/h behind the change. The wind change will move across central districts, including Adelaide around midday or early afternoon. Possible gusty thunderstorms over the south of the southern agricultural area. Areas of raised dust, mostly in the north.

For Thursday 19 March:
Extreme Fire Danger for the following areas:
Mount Lofty Ranges
Severe Fire Danger for the following areas:
Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Riverland, 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.
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