As temperatures rise in South Australia, hot conditions are developing in western parts of the state today, which will extend further east on Thursday.
Simon Timcke, Senior Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology says that “extremely hot conditions are expected statewide on Friday and Saturday ahead of a change bringing relief to coastal parts during the afternoon, then extending inland overnight.”
Although some Severe Fire Danger ratings are forecast later in the week, the winds will not be as strong as experienced on recent on hot days. Also, only isolated thunderstorms and lightning strikes are expected in the northwest on Saturday.
Maximum temperatures of 40C or more are expected across most of the state on Friday and Saturday. For northern agricultural areas the maximum temperature is likely to reach the mid 40’s. Forecast maximum temperatures in some locations are near record levels for November.
For Adelaide, the maximum temperature on both Friday and Saturday is expected to be near 40C. However, a cooler change is expected during Saturday afternoon. If this arrives early then a slightly lower maximum would result.