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Another Hot Week Ahead for the Spencer Gulf

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The Spencer Gulf is set to see another week of extreme heat.  

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, temperatures will soar for the remainder of the week, with tomorrow expected to be the hottest day.

Tomorrow is expected to be the hottest day of the week. Thursday’s temperatures have been predicted to range from 41 on the Yorke Peninsula to 44 in Port Augusta. 

Locals are reminded to ensure the safety of individuals and families.

CFS Suggested Guidelines to Follow:

  • Check your fans and air conditioners are working and that they are switched to the cooling setting.
  • Cool your home by closing blinds and curtains during the day and opening windows at night when it is cooler outside.
  • Make sure you have enough food, water, medications and pet food for a week so you will not need to go out in the heat.
  • Be prepared for the possibility of power outages. Keep your mobile phone charged and make sure you have a torch and a battery-powered radio for emergency information.
  • Consider the safety of your pets and animals and make sure they will have protection and water.
  • Check weather forecasts regularly and listen to Magic FM, 5AU and 5CS for updates.
  • The very young, older people and those who are already unwell are most at risk - check on them regularly.
  • Never leave children, or pets, alone in a car and make sure your pets and animals have shade and water too.
  • Keep cool and drink plenty of water, even if you are not feeling thirsty.
  • Cool your home as much as possible: turn fans and air-conditioners on early in the day to stop the heat from building up.
  • With even hotter weather on the way, plan now for how you will manage: make sure you have enough food, water, medications and pet food so you will not need to go out in the heat.

Health Information:

  • If you feeling unwell, contact your local doctor
  • For immediate medical attention telephone 000 (triple zero).
  • To register the Telecross REDi service telephone 1800 188 071.

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