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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, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the Mid North and Riverland districts.

Issued at 11:17 pm Saturday, 30 April 2016.

A vigorous westerly flow associated with the passage of a front is producing winds of 45 to 65 km/h over parts of the warning area and are likely to extend eastwards with the front. Gusts in excess of 90km/h are also possible over the warning area over the next several hours, particularly with showers and thunderstoms.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Mount Gambier, Clare, Maitland, Murray Bridge, Kingscote, Naracoorte and Bordertown.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Eastern Eyre Peninsula district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

A wind gust of 90km/h was recorded at Coles Point just after 5:50 pm. Wind speeds of around 60km/h have been recorded at Minlaton and Warburto Point.

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 2:20 am Sunday.

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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