South Australia records its coldest May morning

It’s officially chilly Adelaide! Many part of South Australia have braced through their coldest May morning on record.

The chilly mornings are officially here, with many parts of SA recording it’s coldest May morning on record earlier this week!

Wednesday was the chilliest with Nurioopta reaching -2.6c, Kadina reached -0.8c with it’s previous record being 0.1c on May 30th 2021, Robe reached -2c with it’s previous record being -1.3c May 25th 2006, Roseworthy reached -1.4c beating it’s previous record of -0.4c on May 27th 1967, Cummins reached -1.6c with it’s previous record of 0.8c May 7th 2023 and Wudinna recorded -1.5c with it’s previous being -1.2c May 21st 2022.

The state government activated a Code Blue extreme weather response earlier in the week. This emergency protocol came in response to the anticipated drop in temperatures to zero degrees in several regions across the state. Areas affected include Far West Coast, Copper Coast, Clare Valley, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper Spencer Gulf, Kangaroo Island, and Limestone Coast.

The Code Blue response aims to provide essential support and protection for individuals experiencing homelessness during this extreme weather period. Special measures include the provision of emergency accommodation to ensure that those sleeping rough can find refuge from the severe cold.

Individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are urged to contact Homeless Connect SA. This critical service is available by calling 1800 003 308 at any time of the day. Homeless Connect SA operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering support and immediate assistance throughout the year.

Minister for Human Services, Nat Cook, shared, “These Code Blue responses help people experiencing homelessness who are most affected by extreme winter weather to remain warm and safe.”

“I encourage rough sleepers, or anyone who knows a rough sleeper, to call Homeless Connect SA – these services are here to help.”

Community members are encouraged to act as advocates for those who may not easily seek help themselves, extending a lifeline to those in need during these freezing conditions.

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