SA Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:47 pm Tuesday, 30 June 2020.

Windy conditions over southern parts of SA on Wednesday.

Weather Situation: A cold front will move across southern SA during Wednesday. It is forecast to reach Eyre Peninsula and western Kangaroo Island around midday; Adelaide and the South East coast late afternoon. Strong to damaging north to northwesterly winds will turn westerly with squally showers and isolated thunderstorms to follow.

Strong north to northwesterly winds may become damaging, averaging 50-65 km/h, with gusts of 80-100 km/h, over parts of the warning area during Wednesday morning ahead of the cold front. Coastal districts and the higher parts and nearby eastern and southeastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges are most likely to be affected.

Localised damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h may occur with and following the cold front, mostly with squally showers and thunderstorms.

For the Adelaide area, the strongest winds are likely from around late afternoon through to late evening.

Locations which may be affected from Wednesday morning include Port Lincoln, Mount Barker, Victor Harbor, Strathalbyn and Burra. From mid afternoon Wednesday other locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Maitland, Kingscote, Robe 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.


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