The State Emergency Service (SES) and SA Health are warning South Australians that the current heatwave is a threat to public safety.
There have been significant SA Ambulance call outs and an increase in people presenting to Adelaide metropolitan hospitals, some suffering from heat associated illness. Heat related illness can result in severe health issues and can be fatal.
The SES and SA Health urge the public to exercise extreme care during the heatwave and to take the following precautions:
Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery powered radio for more information.
For up to date warnings and further information on the weather forecast please visit the Bureau of Meteorology's website at www.bom.gov.au
If you are feeling unwell, contact your local GP or telephone Healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222. For immediate medical attention telephone 000.