Communities across the Eyre Peninsula are being reminded that now is the time to prepare, with the release of the Bureau's Severe Weather Season Outlook showing the entire country has an increased risk of heatwaves and bushfires in the coming months.
Parts of the country have already seen bushfires, and the Bureau's head of long-range forecasts, Dr. Andrew Watkins, says looking at the current state of Australia’s climate indicates the likelihood of seeing more bushfire activity than normal, has increased.
The Bureau’s outlook shows we're likely to see warmer and drier than average conditions for the coming months.
Locals are being advised not being complacent and taking the time to know your weather and know your risk is one of the best ways to stay safe during the coming severe weather season."
"Remember, if your community is affected by severe weather, it's crucial you follow the advice of emergency services, and stay up to date with all the latest forecasts and warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology." Said Watkins.