SA Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail, Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, North East Pastoral and parts of West Coast and North West Pastoral districts.

Issued at 1:00 pm Thursday, 28 October 2021.

Thunderstorms over large areas of South Australia

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms over large areas of South Australia associated with a deepening low pressure system.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Whyalla, Renmark, Port Pirie, Clare, Maitland, Murray Bridge, Leigh Creek, Moomba, Marree, Hawker and Jamestown.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Lower Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

At 10:33pm CDST Wednesday a wind gust of 98 km/h associated with a thunderstorm was reported at Leigh Creek.

Large hail was reported at Cummins earlier this morning.

Large to giant hail was also observed at multiple locations around Adelaide this morning.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Secure or put away loose items around your property.
* Move cars under cover or away from trees.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby.



 

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