Extreme Weather Policy
The health and wellbeing of all athletes, officials and volunteers is our priority.
Extremes of weather can have an adverse affect on participants, particularly extreme
heat. The following policy applies to all meetings held at Flinders Little Athletics.
If the forecast temperature on the Thursday evening is 38°C or above, then a modified program will commence at 7pm. Due to the late start the Tiny Tots program will be cancelled.
These rules apply regardless of the actual temperature on Friday afternoon.
In wet weather we will attempt to hold a meet, although some events will be cancelled for safety reasons, such as high jump and hurdles.
Little Athletics SA Events
The forecast maximum temperature referred to in this section is that issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) at 4:10pm CDT two days prior to competition (i.e. 4:10pm Friday for a competition to be conducted on a Sunday). Members are encouraged to refer to the Bureau’s website which can be found at
The following clauses detail measures that will be taken during hot weather. Changes to competition scheduling or programming or cancellation can be summarised as follows:
3.1.1. If the temperature forecast by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (www.bom.gov.au), as published at 4:10pm, two days prior to the competition; i. Is between 37°C and 40°C, then the competition will be conducted to a Hot Weather program. ii. Is 41°C or above the event will be cancelled and rescheduled to the next available date.
3.1.2. The forecast can be accessed via the Bureau of Meteorology website shortly after 4:10pm, and will be included in ABC radio and news bulletins after 4:10pm.
3.1.3. Note: The program is decided based on the Friday 4:10pm forecast. Should any subsequent forecast change the predicted temperature, the program will not be changed again. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LITTLE ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION 2015-2016 2 EXTREME WEATHER POLICY – ASSOCIATION EVENTS AND COMPETITIONS
3.1.4. During days of extreme heat, track conditions will be monitored, and further changes may be made to the program to suit the conditions. This includes the possibility of cancelling events.
3.1.5. To accommodate the program in the shortened time frames, the number of trials conducted in field events may be reduced at the discretion of the Competition & Events Coordinator.