Severe weather to hit the region

A good chance to stay in doors on Thursday with severe weather predicted.
A good chance to stay in doors on Thursday with severe weather predicted.

A severe weather warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on Wednesday evening remains in place for Thursday. 

Damaging winds are expected across the state including Adelaide metropolitan district along with those in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of Mid North and Murraylands.

A vigorous cold front is forecast to move across the southern half of South Australia today, bringing with it strong and squally winds, an increase in showers and isolated thunderstorms with possible local heavy falls.

The cold front is expected to reach western Kangaroo Island and the Lower South East coast around midday Thursday and the Adelaide area mid to late afternoon.

Police urge the South Australian community to drive to the conditions.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Kingscote, Maitland, Victor Harbor, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte and Keith.

The State Emergency Service (SES) 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.

For the current warnings from the Bureau for SA please visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings/.