More wind on the way

DAMAGE: Severe weather bringing damaging winds is expected to hit the warning area overnight, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Credit: BoM.

DAMAGE: Severe weather bringing damaging winds is expected to hit the warning area overnight, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Credit: BoM.

The Bureau of Meterology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds with gusts of up to 100km/h that may hit Whyalla.

The warning comes after the eastern Eyre Peninsula was battered by damaging winds of up to 102 km/h last Friday, knocking down antennas and trees in Whyalla.

A cold front entering the far west of the state will bring north to northwesterly winds averaging 50-65 km/h to the region around midnight.

Locations which may be affected include Whyalla, Cleve, Victor Harbor, Strathalbyn, Maitland, Kingscote, Clare, Murray Bridge, Renmark, Naracoorte and Mount Gambier.

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. 

These winds will begin to become more widely experienced over remaining central and eastern parts of the warning area after sunrise on Friday, before easing early afternoon.

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