Heatwave temperatures will hit South Australia this week with most regional areas forecasted to register in the low to mid 40s for at least two of the next five days.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology Tuesday will be hot to very hot with a heatwave developing for much of the state, with some coastal sea breezes in the afternoon.
There will be dry and generally very hot conditions on Wednesday as the heatwave conditions continue.
Thursday will be slightly cooler in some coastal towns with fresh winds but inland temperatures will continue to sit on or above 40 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms near the western border and in the far north are predicted.
High temperatures will continue on Friday ahead of a milder, fresh and gusty southerly change developing in the west during the day, extending to central and eastern districts during the evening.
On Saturday there should be major relief from the heatwave over most areas of the state as fresh to strong south to southeasterly winds bring in the cool change.
There could be some uncomfortable nights for towns such as Port Augusta, Wudinna, Renmark and Hawker as minimum temperatures are forecasted to be in the low to mid 20s.
For information on fire danger season and total fire ban days visit the Country Fire Service website on www.cfs.sa.gov.au
Each day the State Emergency Service will issue a heatwave warning advice for regions which will experience extreme heat. The advice will help provide instructions on how to prepare for the weather. Visit https://www.ses.sa.gov.au/site/get_involved/incidents_warnings.jsp#warning
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
Ceduna - Tues 39, Wed 42, Thurs 43, Fri 43, Sat 23
Wudinna - Tues 42, Wed 45, Thurs 47, Fri 48, Sat 29
Pt Lincoln - Tues 33, Wed 40, Thurs 29, Fri 44, Sat 23
Whyalla - Tues 41, Wed 44, Thurs 39, Fri 48, Sat 27
Hawker - Tues 42, Wed 44, Thurs 45, Fri 45, Sat 40
Pt Augusta - Tues 45, Wed 47, Thurs 44, Fri 48, Sat 32
Port Pirie - Tues 42, Wed 44, Thurs 42, Fri 45, Sat 31
Clare - Tues 41, Wed 43, Thurs 43, Fri 45, Sat 30
Maitland - Tues 40, Wed 42, Thurs 41, Fri 45, Sat 27
Nuriootpa - Tues 40, Wed 43, Thurs 42, Fri 45, Sat 30
Renmark - Tues 42, Wed 45, Thurs 45, Fri 48, Sat 36
Murray Bridge - Tues 43, Wed 44, Thurs 41, Fri 46, Sat 26
Kingscote - Tues 33, Wed 38, Thur 29, Fri 27, Sat 24
Victor Harbor - Tues 36, Wed 41, Thurs 29, Fri 44, Sat 21
Bordertown - Tues 39, Wed 43, Thurs 40, Fri 45, Sat 28
Naracoorte - Tues 39, Wed 32, Thurs 38, Fri 45, Sat 26
Robe - Tues 31, Wed 33, Thurs 29, Fri 38, Sat 18
Mt Gambier - Tues 35, Wed 39, Thurs 31, Fri 42, Sat 20
Adelaide - Tues 40, Wed 42, Thurs 41, Fri 44, Sat 26
NOTE: This forecast was taken from the Bureau of Meteorology as at Monday, December 16 at 11am.