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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

IDS65503
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia Regional Office


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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands and parts of the Lower Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Upper South East and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 4:16 pm Friday, 28 July 2017.

A strong cold front will move over South Australia during Saturday with strong to damaging winds expected ahead of the front.

North to northwesterly winds averaging 45-65 km/h, with gusts of 90-100 km/h are expected to first develop over southern parts of the warning area from around midnight tonight. These winds are most likely about elevated terrain and the eastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges.

During Saturday morning and early afternoon, damaging northwesterly winds will extend over remaining northern and eastern parts of the warning area including Adelaide. Winds may locally average up to 70 km/h with gusts to around 120 km/h about the elevated terrain of the Mount Lofty and Flinders Ranges.

Winds will ease from the southwest behind the front and are expected to decrease below damaging thresholds later on Saturday.

Locations which may initially be affected include Port Lincoln, Stenhouse Bay and parts of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Other locations likely to be affected during Saturday include Adelaide, Whyalla, Maitland, Clare, Hawker, Renmark and Murray Bridge.

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 Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm ACST Friday.

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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