The Bureau of Meteorology and the State Emergency Service (SES) have forecast a greater than 75% chance of significant heatwaves in South Australia this summer. The SAACCON Secretariat have engaged with The SES are keen to get safety messages to expected high-risk areas quickly to allow for appropriate messaging and preparation prior to and after significant weather and or fire events.
The SAACCON Members portal is a quick link to important information relevant to your district. You are encouraged to discover the following links.
Heatwave landing page – This page has all SES key messages on it and includes information and animations about what to do before, during and after a heatwave.
Heatwave forecast page – This page has the SES State Heatwave Summary link. It is generated everyday at 3pm and also has a visual version of the heatwave summary, which shows the heatwaves being experienced ‘today’ and what’s forecast ‘tomorrow’.
Current warnings list – This is where all our warnings will be listed. So, between 3pm-5pm (usually), this is where any heatwave warnings will be published.
These links directly provide heatwave collateral. Please advise firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like printed copies of these.
Heatwave cool tips guide (available as a fridge magnet)
Finally, here are links to the SES Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) channels, which will automatically publish our alerts and warnings, including the State Heatwave Summary:
We urge you to take advantage of this daily information to help keep yourselves, staff and clients safe over this summer.