Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia Regional Office
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Mid North, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the Riverland districts.
Issued at 8:10 am Friday, 1 August 2014.
Squally showers are occurring in a vigorous west to southwesterly airstream, with small hail and possible thunder south of about Clare.
Localised damaging winds with gusts in excess of 90 km/h are forecast for the next several hours. The damaging winds will be mostly associated with squally showers or thunderstorms.
Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Kingscote, Maitland, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte, Keith and Lameroo.
Wind gusts recorded overnight and this morning include: 100 km/h at Cape Borda, 98 km/h at Cape Willoughby, 96 km/h at Cape Jaffa, 93 km/h at Parawa, 91 km/h at Hindmarsh Island and 89 km/h at Adelaide Airport.
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 11:10 am.
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.