Yesterday at 6pm, the Department of Environment and National Resources, closed the Simpson Desert to all 4WDs and touring vehicles.
Both the Simpson and the Regional Reserve in South Australia have been closed until March 15th.
We all know the heat in the Simpson can be bad at the best of times, but during the summer, many can leave themselves open to serious problems with temperatures sitting around the mid-40s.
District ranger Tony Magor said “Temperatures in the Simpson Desert during summer are extreme, with daytime temperatures between 40°C and 50°C being common”.
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