MANY parts of the state are experiencing Very High fire danger weather, with warm and windy weather, although the Country Fire Service has not advised total fire bans.
CFS state duty commander Brett Loughlin said it was still important for the community to remain vigilant.
"Last week we saw a fire that escalated to Watch and Act at Gould Creek," he said.
"Parts of the state are extremely dry and while we might experience hot weather, the dry fuels and wind will be enough to see a fire quickly catch and take off.
"We won't have formal bans in place but we still need the community to ensure they are playing to the conditions. If you're going to be using any sparking machinery, make sure you have plenty of extinguishing agents on hand."
Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Tom Boeck said while this level of Fire Danger was rare in May, it was the result of the extremely dry autumn the state has experienced.
"Over the last three months, we have seen below average rainfall, causing fuels across parts of the state to remain very dry," he said.
"Our modelling suggests that rainfall may be slightly above average over winter, but until we get significant rain parts of the state will remain at risk of high and very high Fire Danger Weather."
BoM meteorogist Tina Donaldson is also warning of increased wind raising dust, particularly on the West Coast and Eyre Peninsula.
She said there were already reports of dust as well as gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour on EP.
She said the strongest winds were expected on EP, Kangaroo Island and YP, with severe weather warnings issued.
Ms Donaldson said this wind was primarily due to the front moving across the state, from the west, with rain expected to hit the West Coast tonight, and the Mid North by tomorrow morning.
She said EP could expect falls of about 10 millimetres, while falls would likely be heaviest in the Mount Lofty Ranges and KI - with forecasts of 20-30mm.
Ms Donaldson said this rain came on the back of a very dry autumn, with Renmark not recording any falls since March, but expected to recieve 1-5mm this week.
The rain today and tomorrow is expected to ease the fire danger.
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