BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

Please click on the attached link to the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY for the Mt. Barker weather forecast.

Click here for the current observations at Kuipto. This is relevant for Meadows, Mt Barker, Hahndorf, Oakbank and Uraidla.

Click here for the current observations at Mt Crawford. This is relevant for Gumeracha, Mt Pleasant, Lobethal, Lenswood and Woodside.

 

Players are reminded of the HBA Match rules

  1. Matches Affected by Heat, Inclement Weather, or any other cause.

 

  1. A Unless otherwise provided for in these rules, the HBA shall abide by any Bowls SA Heat & Inclement Weather Policy in force.

 

  1. B For the purpose of determining the current temperature at a match venue, the temperature at the nearest appropriate BOM automatic weather station shall be used.

 

The nearest appropriate station for:-

Meadows, Mt Barker, Hahndorf, Oakbank and Uraidla is Kuitpo.

The nearest appropriate station for:-

Gumeracha, Mt Pleasant, Lobethal, Lenswood and Woodside is Mt Crawford.

 

  1. A If on the evening prior to the day of play the temperature on the Bureau of Meteorology website is forecast to reach 38O C (in the case of open gender events) or 36O C (in the case of single gender ladies events) for Mt Barker, then:

(a)          All pennant matches, and

(b)          Any other event scheduled for that day shall be postponed, and rescheduled to another date, at the discretion of the HBA Executive Committee.

 

  1. B On a day where the temperature has the potential to reach 38Celsius the Umpire of the day is responsible for delegating the duty of monitoring the temperature of the day. Although not compulsory, it is recommended the person tasked with this duty is “non- playing” for the day.

 

  1. C If at any stage, the temperature  at the BOM weather station nominated for each venue reach or exceed 38OC (in the case of open gender events) or 36OC (in the case of single gender ladies events) at the scheduled start of play or at any time after play has commenced.

 

The responsible person is to advise the umpire of the Day, who after confirming the temperature, will call all players off the green/s at the completion of the end in play.

 

After 30 minutes, from the time of the initial suspension of play, has passed, the responsible person and the Umpire of the Day will once again check the temperature of the day.

 

If the temperature has dropped below the cut-off temperature, play may recommence.

 

If the temperature remains at or above the cut-off temperature, a further 30 minute break will be had, if play is not possible then, the match shall be:

 

(a)          awarded to the side which was leading at the time of cessation, or

(b)          declared a draw if the number of ends completed is insufficient for a result.

 

For all other matches being conducted by the HBA on such a day, the Executive will select a course of action.

 

 

 

 

  1. Not withstanding any of these rules,

 

  1.             if the day scheduled for play is at any time deemed to be Catastrophic Fire Danger day across the Mount Lofty Ranges Fire District, play shall be abandoned.

 

  1.             The HBA Executive Committee have an overriding discretion to determine that matches be abandoned.