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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 Eastern Eyre Peninsula and Mid North districts.

Issued at 12:34 pm Monday, 25 July 2016.

A vigorous cold front will sweep across the south of the State this afternoon bringing another burst of squally winds and showers, with isolated thunderstorms in the South East. The front will reach southern coasts within the next hour or two before moving over central and eastern districts, reaching the Adelaide area around mid afternoon.

Strong northwest winds may be briefly gale force with gusts of 90-100 km/h ahead of the front.

Locally damaging gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely as the front moves through, mainly with showers and thunderstorms. There is potential for isolated destructive gusts in excess of 125 km/h about Kangaroo Island and the South East.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Kingscote, Maitland, Strathalbyn, Keith, Naracoorte and Mount Gambier.

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 3:35 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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