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SA braces for a Spring cold snap

Jay Collier
Greater SA

A Code Blue response has been called for parts of regional South Australia, as low temperatures, strong winds, thunderstorm and hail are forecast to set in overnight on Wednesday.

Declaring a Code Blue aims to reduce the harmful effects on people sleeping rough, by connecting them with support services and providing additional supports, including extended operating hours, increased shelter options or additional food services.

The warning has been activated until Tuesday September 12, for the Upper Spencer Gulf, Lower Eyre, Copper Coast, Riverland, Clare Valley, Murraylands Limestone Coast, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.

Minister for Human Services, Nat Cook, said these responses help people experiencing homelessness who are most affected by extreme cold weather to remain warm and safe and to protect their belongings from the weather.

Bureau of Meteorology has forecast showers for Thursday extending over the agricultural area and the far south of the pastoral districts, more frequent about the southern agricultural area, with possible thunderstorms and small hail.

On Friday, Isolated showers are predicted for the southern agricultural area, with possible small hail about southern coastal districts. But it’s expected to be dry and sunny in the north of the state.

Temperatures are expected to dip to 13 degrees towards the end of the week, with rainfalls between 10 to 20mm forecast for southern agricultural areas and 2 to 10mm about the northern agricultural area and West Coast district on Saturday.

Across the state, Homeless Connect SA will continue to operate 24/7. Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness is encouraged to contact Homeless Connect SA on 1800 003 308.



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