SES on alert as two storm fronts hit SA

first_imgSouth Australia is forecast to experience two large storm fronts in the next 24 to 48 hours which have the potential to cause localised flooding and disrupt traffic conditions across the metropolitan, central and south-eastern parts of the state, reports South Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES). The first front is expected over the next 24 hours, extending slowly across the state from the north-west to the south-west.The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast rainfall to be in the order of 10 to 20mm along the ranges, possibly reaching 30mm overall.The second front, forecast to arrive around midnight this evening and hang around till midday on Friday, has the potential for up to another 20mm which, if it eventuates will saturate wet areas and possibly cause some localised flooding.The SES is warning the public to remain vigilant and ensure their own safety as the state is likely to face difficult road conditions, fallen trees, possible localised flooding and the potential for small hail. SES Chief of Staff Graeme Wynwood has said that although this appears to be a slow moving event, where the rainfall may be short but intense, drivers should use caution on wet roads and still be mindful of fallen trees and localised flooding. “With rain, wind and possible hail, roads can become extremely slippery and, as we have seen throughout the entire winter, fallen trees can be a real hazard,” he said.“The forecast for continuing rainfall will also mean increased risk for the public attending the show at the Wayville showgrounds and on the surrounding roads.” Mr Wynwood added that there is a chance vehicles may experience aquaplaning on some roads because of the low-lying water and urged all drivers to leave an appropriate distance between vehicles and display extra caution on the roads.’If you need to report an incident call SES on 132 500, or if it is life-threatening call Triple Zero (000). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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