SA Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:58 pm Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

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

Northerly winds 35 to 50 km/h ahead of a cooler, squally southwesterly change extending from the west. Damaging southwesterly winds averaging 50-70 km/h with and following the change, with gusts of 90-100 km/h possible.

The change was near Coober Pedy at 3:00 pm and will continue to move eastwards to reach eastern parts of the warning area mid evening.

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

Locations which may be affected include Marla, Coober Pedy, Roxby Downs, Leigh Creek, Marree and Woomera.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the West Coast district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Gale force winds have been averaging 60 to 70 km/h at Coober Pedy this afternoon between 3 pm and 430 pm, with gusts up to 85 km/h and areas of dust.

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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