Damaging winds to lash parts of the state

Image: Bureau of Meteorology.

Image: Bureau of Meteorology.

South Australians are being warned to brace for damaging winds and heavy rain as a cold front moves across the southern part of the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning with up to 100 kmh winds, squally showers and thunderstorms predicted for some parts of the state.

Inland parts of the eastern districts are not expected to be affected until the afternoon.

Locations which may be affected from mid to late Wednesday morning include:

  • Port Lincoln
  • Mount Barker
  • Victor Harbor
  • Strathalbyn
  • Burra

From mid afternoon Wednesday other locations which may be affected include:

  • Adelaide
  • Maitland
  • Kingscote
  • Murray Bridge
  • Robe
  • Mount Gambier

The State Emergency Service is advising people to secure all loose items, move vehicles under cover or away from trees, and stay indoors away from windows.

State Emergency Service chief of staff Derren Halleday said garden furniture, market umbrellas, outdoor furniture and trampolines all had the potential to become airborne and cause considerable property damage.

"We are expecting our crews to be fairly busy later today responding to numerous fallen trees," Mr Halleday said.

"Some of these may have fallen across roads bringing down powerlines, so we are urging motorists to be particularly vigilant and always drive to the conditions.

"We are also asking people to be mindful about where they park their car today. It is never a good idea to park under large trees as they can become unstable and fall during strong wind events."

Further South Australian weather information can be found at www.bom.gov.au.

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