Severe weather warning for damaging winds for people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Mid North, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the Murraylands districts
A vigorous front will move across the west of the State during this afternoon then over central parts in the evening.
Northerly winds of 40 to 60 km/h, locally around 65 km/h with wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are affecting parts of the West Coast, Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas and these winds will extend eastwards this afternoon ahead of the front.
Winds are also forecast to be locally squally with damaging wind gusts of 90-100 km/h for a period as the front moves through, particularly associated with showers or thunderstorms.
Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Maitland, Murray Bridge, Kingscote and Mount Gambier.
Strong to near gale force northerly winds with gusts of 80-90 km/h have been reported at Cleve, Port Lincoln, Wudinna and Coles Point 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.
The next warning is due to be issued by 2:25 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.