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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, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Mid North and Murraylands districts.

Issued at 12:27 pm Tuesday, 26 July 2016.

A vigorous cold front will sweep across the south of the State today bringing another burst of squally winds and showers, and thunderstorms in the South East. The front is expected to reach Kangaroo Island and Eyre Peninsula early to mid afternoon, then extend northeastward over central and eastern districts in the late afternoon and evening.

Strong west to northwesterly winds will develop over the south of the State ahead of the front, then 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, 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 3:30 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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