More wild weather on the way

SEVERE WEATHER: More wild weather is predicted for large parts of South Australia on Tuesday. Photo: Shutterstock
SEVERE WEATHER: More wild weather is predicted for large parts of South Australia on Tuesday. Photo: Shutterstock

After wet and windy conditions throughout South Australia on the weekend, severe conditions are expected to hit the state again on Tuesday.

Wild weather struck from Thursday to Sunday, with several gusts of 90 to 100 kilometres per hour recorded across parts of South Australia, and 107km/h at Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island.

Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Tina Donaldson said South Australia experienced a wet and windy few days due to the passage of multiple low pressure systems and cold fronts.

"On Saturday we saw widespread damaging and locally destructive winds, including potentially multiple small and fast-moving tornadoes, causing significant tree and property damage," she said.

"At this stage, looking at radar evidence and damage patterns, they indicate there were multiple small and fast-moving tornadoes along a cold front that moved through around midday.

"The showers and thunderstorms associated with the front produced narrow paths of damaging to destructive winds."

Another front has been moving across the state since Sunday.

"Looking ahead, warmer temperatures are forecast for Monday and Tuesday, with warnings for damaging winds likely again on Tuesday," Ms Donaldson said on Sunday.

Winds of up to 60km/h are forecast on Tuesday at Ceduna, up to 50km/h at Whyalla and Clare, and up to 45km/h at Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Murray Bridge, Kingscote and Victor Harbor.

The State Emergency Service (SES) is urging South Australians to be prepared for further severe weather, with gusty showers, isolated thunderstorms and small hail also expected for southern parts of SA.

SES chief of staff Graeme Wynwood said people should prepare their properties today ahead of the forecast conditions.

"After the severe weather over the weekend, take the opportunity today to clean up around your house and fix any damage to your property to keep yourself and your property safe," he said.

"Loose items around your property, such as trampolines and outdoor furniture, can become airborne in these windy conditions, so make sure to secure and put them away to prevent damage to your property or your neighbour's property."

Mr Wynwood also reminded South Australians to be aware of the danger of falling trees after the recent severe weather.

"From Friday through to midday [Monday], the SES responded to over 850 requests for assistance, with over 550 of these being trees down," he said.

"With the combination of the rain over the weekend and the windy conditions forecast, we can expect more trees down.

"Take steps to stay safe, such as parking cars under cover and well away from trees."

The SES is urging people to listen to local radio stations and monitor the SES website and social media channels for information, updates and advice.

Residents needing assistance from the SES during storms and floods should call 132 500.

When calling for assistance, people should let the operator know if they are in COVID quarantine or isolation.

Information and further steps on how home and business owners can prepare for severe weather can be found on the SES website at ses.sa.gov.au.

Further weather information can be found at bom.gov.au.