Major weather warning issued

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Kangaroo Island, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the Flinders, Murraylands and North West Pastoral districts.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop in the far west of the state late today and extend east across the remainder of the agricultural areas early Friday morning.

Damaging winds, locally averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts in excess of 90 km/h are forecast, particularly over the elevated areas, eastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges and with thunderstorms.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Mount Gambier, Ceduna and Naracoorte.

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.
  • Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
  • Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.