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, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Kangaroo Island, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of West Coast, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 5:11 pm Thursday, 28 October 2021.

Very windy conditions with a low pressure system today.

Weather Situation: A complex low pressure system is moving across the south of SA today, before moving over western Victoria late tonight.

Strong to gale force winds averaging 55 to 65 km/h with damaging gusts in excess of 90 km/h are forecast across parts of the State this afternoon and evening. Winds will be northwest to westerly across northern and western parts of the warning area turning southwest to southeasterly in the south.

Showers and thunderstorms are also occurring and a separate warning for severe phenomena associated with thunderstorms has been issued.

Areas of thick raised dust with reduced visibility are also occurring over the Pastoral and Flinders districts and parts of the northern agricultural area.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Renmark, Mount Gambier, Kingscote, Naracoorte, Roxby Downs and Leigh Creek.

Highest wind gusts recorded today include:

104 km/h at Cultana at 3:22 pm

98 km/h at Loxton at 4:42 pm

96 km/h at Pt Augusta at 2:42 pm

95 km/h at Woomera at 3:21 pm

91 km/h at Roxby Downs at 3:00 pm

Winds averaging in excess of 63 km/h were also observed at Cultana, Pt Augusta, Roxby Downs, and Woomera.

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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