Severe weather warning for SA

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds for Lower Eyre Peninsula and parts of Eastern Eyre Peninsula and the West Coast, along with other areas along the south east coast of the state.

Strong to damaging northwest to westerly winds around 50 to 65 kilometres an hour with peak gusts around 90 km/h are forecast to develop over parts of the warning area this morning, most likely with squally showers and thunderstorms.

A deep low pressure system south of the Bight is moving slowly east to be near Tasmania on Tuesday.

A vigorous northwest to westerly air stream wrapping around the north of the low with a series of fronts and gusty showers and thunderstorms will impact southern parts of the State during this time.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Mount Gambier, Maitland, Murray Bridge and Kingscote.

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.

Road users are urged to take extra care on the roads. Please drive to conditions, slow down, be alert, use your headlights, and leave plenty of space between vehicles.