SA Severe Weather Warning: Damaging, Locally Destructive Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Lower Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Lower South East and parts of Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Flinders, Upper South East and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 4:44 pm Wednesday, 22 January 2020.

Damaging Winds, Locally Destructive Gusts.

Weather Situation:
A cold front in the south of the Northeast Pastoral and northeast of the Flinders will move further northeastwards this evening..
Another front will move across southern coastal districts early Thursday morning.

Damaging northwesterly winds, averaging 60-70 km/h mainly in the North East Pastoral district, with damaging gusts in of 90 to 125 km/h possible throughout the area. Squally thunderstorms may produce locally destructive wind gusts exceeding 125 km/h in the south of the Northeast Pastoral. Areas of thick raised dust, reducing visibility.

Damaging wind gusts mainly from the west to northwest of 90 to 125 km/h are possible with the passage of the front early Thursday morning across southern coastal districts.

Locations which may be affected include Port Lincoln, Mount Gambier, Kingscote, Naracoorte, Leigh Creek and Marree.

Thick raised with visibility down to 200 m has been reported between Peterborough and Yunta.

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.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines;
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.


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