South Australia Braces for Freezing Temperatures, Frost Warnings, and ‘Code Blue’

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Glam Adeliade reports:

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a frost warning for various regions in South Australia amidst ongoing cold weather conditions. Residents in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, and Lower South East forecast districts should anticipate ground-level temperatures reaching as low as -2 degrees on Wednesday morning.

In response to the severe cold, the South Australian Government initiated a Code Blue extreme winter weather response effective from the evening of July 1st. This initiative is expected to continue until the morning of July 5th.

 

According to the Government of South Australia website, a “Code Blue” has been declared statewide:

Code Blue activations help the most vulnerable people in our community stay safe, warm and dry during some of the worst winter weather.

With cold temperatures forecasted across most of the state, we have called a Code Blue in almost all regions to make sure people have the support they need.

Meanwhile, WeatherZone.com.au is reporting Australia’s first minus 10C of 2024:

A tiny town located on Tasmania’s Central Plateau just registered Australia’s first -10°C of the year as southern Australia starts to feel the icy chill of a unusually strong mid-winter high pressure system.

A weather station located near the small town of Liawenee, Tas recorded a minimum temperature of -10.8.C shortly after 7:30am on Tuesday morning. Not only was this the coldest place in the country on Tuesday, but it was also the equal lowest temperature observed anywhere in Australia in two years.

 

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