SA is in for some wild weather in the next few days with a hot and windy day expected tomorrow, followed by potential storms.
A severe bushfire risk and total fire bans have been issued in seven fire ban districts, alongside a severe weather warning with damaging winds in the Mount Lofty Ranges.
The Country Fire Service has declared total fire bans for November 18 in Northwest Pastoral; Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Riverland and Murraylands.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a hot day in the Far West with fresh to strong northerly winds up to 30 kilometres an hour or even 45km/h, ahead of a gusty southwest to southerly change moving across the Nullarbor during the afternoon and evening, approaching Ceduna near midnight and bringing isolated gusty thunderstorms.
Further east, it predicts warm to hot and windy with strong and gusty north to northwesterly winds 40-55 km/h, locally stronger on and about eastern slopes of the ranges.
A gusty west to southwesterly change to cross central and eastern districts during the afternoon, and a strong southerly change pushing into the North West Pastoral district during the late afternoon and evening.
As a low pressure system and associated trough moves across SA on Thursday, it is expected to bring strong to gale force north to northwesterly winds averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts around 90-100 km/h are forecast to develop about the warning area on Thursday morning.
The areas expected to be affected include Victor Harbor, Strathalbyn, Mount Barker, Burra and Jamestown.
The CFS is recommending everyone check their Bushfire Survival Plan.
Where fire ban districts have a forecast fire danger rating of Severe, well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.
Landowners are also asked to adhere to local harvest codes of practice.
Landowners are also asked to ensure that any burn-off activities conducted today are fully extinguished before midnight tonight.
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