Catastrophic bushfire weather hits SA

Catastrophic bushfire weather hits SA

30 Dezember 2010

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Australia — Catastrophic bushfire conditions have been declared in six districts in South Australia on Friday as high winds and temperatures in the low-to-mid 40s combine to see out 2010.

The Country Fire Service (CFS) has issued a catastrophic fire warning for the Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Mount Lofty Ranges, Upper South east, Lower South East and Murraylands regions.

A total fire ban has been declared in all but the Adelaide, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

A hot, dry and strong northwesterly wind will blast SA on New Year’s Eve ahead of a moderate southwesterly change that will move across the state in the afternoon.

Extreme bushfire conditions are forecast in the Flinders, mid North and Riverland districts, while the West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island regions are expecting severe conditions,.

CFS state co-ordinator Leigh Miller has urged people to activate their bushfire plans, warning those people in areas with catastrophic conditions to leave on Thursday night or Friday morning.

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