High temperatures in SA with change over weekend

Temperatures to rise across South Australia

Temperatures are set to rise across South Australia for the rest of the week, with some regions tipped to reach the low to mid 40s.

The state will have dry conditions for the remainder of today, Tuesday, November 24, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Temperatures are predicted to be mild to warm in the south grading to warm to hot in the north.

It is expected there will be moderate southwest to southeasterly winds, fresh in the far northeast and about western and Gulf coasts with afternoon sea breezes.

Similar conditions are expected tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25, with conditions predicted to be dry once again aside from early fog patches in the Lower South East and Kangaroo Island.

Warm weather can be expected in the south grading to hot in the north and west and very hot in the far west.

Moderate southeasterly winds in the northeast have been predicted for tomorrow - light to moderate northeast to northwesterly winds are expected over the remaining areas, with a change coming in the late afternoon and evening as winds will shift from moderate to fresh and southwest to southeasterly over the agricultural area and Nullarbor Plain.

Temperatures are expected to rise on Friday, with hot and dry conditions predicted about southern coasts and very hot elsewhere.

Moderate northeast to northwest winds are expected, with winds shifting southerly late in the afternoon over the Nullarbor Plain.

Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Friday are expected to be nil.

A change has been predicted over the weekend after a hot day on Saturday, with a chance of showers over the Nullarbor Plain and far south on Sunday and over the agricultural area next Monday.

It is possible the state will see thunderstorms in the far north on Sunday and Monday.

It is expected there will be very hot with moderate to fresh northeast to northwest winds, ahead of a milder, fresh southerly change across the west and south during Saturday, extending to near Moomba by midnight Sunday and the far northeast corner by midnight Monday.

Forecast

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Ceduna - Tuesday 26, Wednesday 36, Thursday 32, Friday 44, Saturday 35

Wudinna - Tuesday 31, Wednesday 38, Thursday 39, Friday 45, Saturday 45

Pt Lincoln - Tuesday 23, Wednesday 31, Thursday 24, Friday 34, Saturday 27

Whyalla - Tuesday 25, Wednesday 34, Thursday 32, Friday 41, Saturday 40

Pt Augusta - Tuesday 29, Wednesday 37, Thursday 39, Friday 44, Saturday 46

Port Pirie - Tuesday 28, Wednesday 35, Thursday 36, Friday 42, Saturday 43

Clare - Tuesday 25, Wednesday 32, Thursday 35, Friday 40, Saturday 41

Maitland - Tuesday 25, Wednesday 33, Thursday 30, Friday 40, Saturday 37

Nuriootpa - Tuesday 26, Wednesday 33, Thursday 33, Friday 41, Saturday 42

Renmark Tuesday 29, Wednesday 35, Thursday 37, Friday 43, Saturday 46

Murray Bridge - Tuesday 26, Wednesday 36, Thursday 31, Friday 44, Saturday 39

Kingscote - Tuesday 23, Wednesday 32, Thursday 23, Friday 36, Saturday 28

Victor Harbor - Tuesday 22, Wednesday 30, Thursday 22, Friday 36, Saturday 30

Bordertown - Tuesday 26, Wednesday 34, Thursday 31, Friday 41, Saturday 39

Naracoorte - Tuesday 25, Wednesday 32, Thursday 27, Friday 39, Saturday 32

Robe - Tuesday 19, Wednesday 23, Thursday 21, Friday 29, Saturday 23

Mt Gambier - Tuesday 22, Wednesday 29, Thursday 23, Friday 35, Saturday 25

'Be Bushfire Ready' campaign launched in SA

Country Fire Service SA launched its 'Be Bushfire Ready' campaign earlier this month, urging South Australians to plan for the bushfire season now.

Fire chiefs joined Minister for Emergency Services Vincent Tarzia on November 15 to officially launch the campaign, featuring bushfire survivors from last summer's "horror season."

The minister stressed that the state must start preparing properties, homes and families immediately.

"The 2019/20 bushfire season was devastating and tragic with three lives lost," Minister Tarzia said.

"The resilience of the South Australian community - and dedicated Emergency Services Sector volunteers and staff - was inspiring in the wake of damage and destruction."

Minister Tarzia continued by outlining what this year's campaign focuses on.

"Today's campaign focuses on what we all need to do this year for those living, visiting or travelling in bushfire prone areas," she explained.

"It only takes five minutes to complete a survival plan which could save your life."

The Fire Danger Season has begun in 11 districts across the state.

The remaining Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges and Lower South East, Kangaroo Island Fire Ban Districts will start their Fire Danger Season on 1 December.

CFS Chief Officer Mark Jones emphasised how understanding the risk in one's local area as well as having a plan in place are the first stages into becoming prepared for bushfires.

"As South Australians, we unfortunately know the real-life impacts that bushfires can have on our communities and livelihoods," Mr Jones said.

"This year's campaign features the real stories, experiences and learnings from members of our community who lived through the Kangaroo Island and Cudlee Creek fires."

Mr Jones stressed that the fire services are "more prepared than ever" to respond to those who need help in an emergency, emphasising the importance of starting to organise a bushfire action plan now.

"Our message to the community is to prepare now, have a 5 Minute Bushfire Plan and know where to get the latest updates when fires do take place."

For information on preparing for the fire season as well as what activities are not permitted on high-risk days, visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au/bebushfireready

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