Winds averaging 50-70 km/h with gusts to around 100 km/h could hit Whyalla on Tuesday morning as a vicious cold front moves across the Eyre Peninsula.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a weather warning for damaging winds which could affect locations such as Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, the Adelaide Hills, Victor Harbor, Mount Gambier and Renmark.
The warning has been issued 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.
The fast-moving cold front will enter the west of the State tonight to be around Ceduna by sunrise Tuesday, reaching Oodnadatta to Renmark late afternoon.
The severe 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.
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.