South Australia is on high alert as a dangerous cocktail of weather conditions makes for the most hazardous fire risk since last summer’s deadly bushfire season.
Temperatures between 10 and 15C above the average for this time of year have combined with strong winds and forecasted dry lightning storms around the state.
Two grass fires have been reported on Eyre Peninsula, with fire crews attending the scenes, while an earlier grass fire in the state’s Mid North has been brought under control.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a maximum temperature of 36 degrees for Adelaide with thunderstorms predicted by the afternoon and evening.
Weather warnings have been issued for parts of the state, with the Yorke Peninsula warned of extreme fire danger.
The North West Pastoral, West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula and Lower Eyre Peninsula all have a severe fire danger warning for the day.
People in those areas have been advised by the Country Fire Service to action their bushfire survival plans, monitor the fire and weather situation via cfs.sa.gov.au and bom.gov.au and call 000 in an emergency.