The South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES) is adopting the Australian Warning System in the way we display our heatwave warnings.

All SASES heatwave warnings will incorporate the nationally consistent heatwave icon consisting of an illustration of the sun.

The background colour of each heatwave warning will be different depending on the warning level. Advice heatwave warnings will have a yellow background. Watch and Act heatwave warnings will have an orange background. Emergency Warning heatwave warnings will have a red background.

Heat - advice - yellowHeatwave – Advice - (Yellow)
A heatwave has started. There is no immediate danger. Stay up to date in case the situation changes.

Heat - watch and act - orangeHeatwave - Watch and Act - (Orange)
There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing and you need to start taking action now to protect you and your family.

Heat - emergency warning - redHeatwave - Emergency Warning - (Red)
An Emergency Warning is the highest level of heatwave warning. You may be in danger and need to take action immediately. Any delay now puts your life at risk.

To learn more about the new national warning system visit the Australian Warning System website.