Severe weather warning

A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued for people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Lower South East and parts of the West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Murraylands and Upper South East districts.

Strong to damaging north-west to westerly winds around 50 to 65 kilometres an hour with peak gusts around 90km/h are forecast to develop over parts of the warning area this morning, most likely with squally showers and thunderstorms.

A deep low pressure system south of the Bight is moving slowly east to be near Tasmania on Tuesday.

A vigorous northwest to westerly air stream wrapping around the north of the low with a series of fronts and gusty showers and thunderstorms will impact southern parts of the state during this time.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Mount Gambier, Maitland, Murray Bridge and Kingscote.

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.

Road users are urged to take extra care on the roads.

Please drive to conditions, slow down, be alert, use your headlights, and leave plenty of space between vehicles.

For updates and further information please visit bom.gov.au.