Eyre Peninsula

Windy Tuesday elevating fire weather risk and bringing raised dust

Fresh to strong northeast to northwesterly winds are expected across most of South Australia tomorrow elevating fire weather risk to many SA districts.

Fresh to strong northeast to northwesterly winds are expected across most of South Australia tomorrow elevating fire weather risk to many SA districts.

The strongest winds (40-60 km/h) are expected from early morning to mid-afternoon around Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas, Kangaroo Island and the southeastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges. 

On the water, boaties can expect strong to gale force winds for all coastal waters tomorrow, with strong winds persisting over central and southern waters Wednesday morning.

Significant wave heights are not expected to be as large as those observed over the weekend. 

Those travelling in regional areas are being urged to drive with care as combined wind and dry conditions are likely to result in raised dust over the northern agricultural area and southern pastoral districts on Tuesday. 

Showers are expected to develop though rainfall amounts will generally be less than 5mm.

This weather follows significant wave heights yesterday in which Cape du Couedic wave-rider buoy recorded maximum wave heights over 12m Sunday afternoon.  Waves on Wednesday are not expected to be this large.

A strong wind warning is current for the western and central coastal waters. For tomorrow, a gale warning has been issued for most ocean waters with a strong wind warning for all remaining waters.

For all SA warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.

For latest SA Fire Danger Ratings (note they are updated by 0930 and 1630 daily) click here.

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