Severe weather warning – 10/08/18
Written by Marc Littlewood on September 10, 2018
Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS
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 3:34 pm Monday, 10 September 2018.
Damaging winds on Tuesday associated with a vigorous cold front
A strong and fast moving front will enter the west of the State tonight to be around Ceduna by sunrise Tuesday, reaching Oodnadatta to Renmark late afternoon.
Ahead of the front, damaging north to northwesterly winds averaging 50-70 km/h with gusts to around 100 km/h are possible over Eyre Peninsula from around sunrise Tuesday. These winds will extend to central and eastern parts of the warning area during the morning. As the front moves east during the afternoon, the potential for damaging winds will contract to eastern and northern parts of the warning area.
For Adelaide itself, the windiest period is expected in the late morning and early afternoon, however this type of event is relatively common for spring and is not expected to be high impact for the metropolitan area.
Locations which may be affected include Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Pirie, the Adelaide Hills, Victor Harbor, Mount Gambier and Renmark.
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 Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm ACST Monday.
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.