Heatwave warning issued as SA temperatures soar for Mad March long weekend

Heatwave warning issued as SA temperatures soar for Mad March long weekend
Heatwave warning issued as SA temperatures soar for Mad March long weekend

With Adelaide’s march madness officially underway, be prepared to slip slop slap as this long weekend as temperatures are expected to soar into the high 30’s.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe heatwave warning effective from March 6 through March 9, 2024, specifically targeting the Adelaide Metropolitan District. Current temperatures, already reaching 34 degrees Celsius, are expected to climb, hitting the mid to high thirties towards the weekend. The nights will offer little respite, with overnight minimums set to linger in the mid-twenties.

Thursday’s forecast anticipates a temperature of 33 degrees Celsius, escalating to 37 degrees on Friday, and reaching a peak of 40 degrees on Saturday. The high temperatures are expected to persist, with Sunday and Monday forecasted to be at 37 and 38 degrees Celsius respectively.

The heatwave’s timing coincides with Adelaide’s cup long weekend, a period marked by popular outdoor events such as WOMADelaide and the Adelaide Fringe. Attendees of these events are advised to take extra precautions to stay cool and hydrated amidst the extreme temperatures. Public health officials recommend staying indoors during the hottest parts of the day, wearing light clothing, and keeping well-hydrated as critical measures during this period.

As you look get the most out of March long weekend, whether it be a beach picnic, a barbecue with friends and family, or attending one of the many festivities planned across the state, you can head to our guide for ideas.

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Source: glamadelaide.com.au

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