SA Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of West Coast, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 11:10 am Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

Hot to very hot with northerly winds ahead of a gusty southwesterly change.

Weather Situation:
Northeast to northerly winds increasing early this morning ahead of a vigorous southwesterly change extending from the west.

Damaging northerly winds averaging 40-65 km/h, with gusts around 90 km/h, are possible ahead of a cooler squally change extending from the west. Damaging south to southwesterly winds averaging 50-70 km/h, with gusts of 90-100 km/h, are possible with and immediately following the change.

The change was near Ceduna at 11:00 am and will continue to move eastwards to reach eastern parts of the warning area late afternoon or early evening.

Areas of raised dust are also likely ahead of and following the change.

Locations which may be affected include Ceduna, Marla, Coober Pedy, Roxby Downs, Oodnadatta and Woomera.

A gust reaching 95km/h was recorded at Nullarbor at 06:43 this morning.

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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