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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia Regional Office

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in the West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders and parts of the North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 10:33 am Wednesday, 2 September 2015.

A deep low pressure system, centred south of Port Lincoln, is moving northeastwards and expected to be over the northern Spencer Gulf region this afternoon.

Strong northwest to southwest winds to the west and north of the low centre may reach gale force at times, averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts of 80-100 km/h. These potentially damaging winds will extend across the warning area today, and will be mainly associated with squally showers.

Locations which may be affected include Ceduna, Elliston and Coffin Bay, and then later Cleve, Roxby Downs, Port Augusta and Hawker.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
* Secure or put away loose items around your property.
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.

The next warning is due to be issued by 1:35 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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