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, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Mid North, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders and Riverland districts.
Issued at 3:25 pm Tuesday, 26 July 2016.
A vigorous cold is sweeping across the south of the State bringing squally winds and showers, and thunderstorms to Kangaroo Island and the South East. The front is currently near Kangaroo Island and Lower Eyre Peninsula and will extend northeastward over central and eastern districts in the late afternoon and evening.
Strong west to northwesterly winds ahead of the front will turn west to southwesterly following the front. These winds are likely to produce damaging wind gusts in excess of 90km/h and possibly average 60 to 65 km/h about the coastal fringe and over elevated ground with the passage of the front, mainly associated with showers and thunderstorms.
Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Kingscote, Mount Gambier, Clare, Maitland, Murray Bridge and Naracoorte.
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 6:25 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.