Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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.

Issued at 4:48 pm Friday, 23 July 2021.


Weather Situation: Strong cold fronts embedded in a vigorous westerly airstream will sweep across SA on Saturday. These will bring widespread damaging winds at times, together with squally showers, thunderstorms and heavy bursts of rain. The first front will reach Kangaroo Island shortly after midnight tonight and cross southern districts early Saturday morning, followed by a second front during the late morning and afternoon. Damaging conditions to continue through Saturday afternoon and evening.

Damaging winds with gusts over 90 km/h are possible from soon after midnight tonight, with the first front crossing the south. Areas more likely to be affected are southern coastal districts and the ranges.

More widespread damaging winds, averaging 50-70 km/h at times with gusts over 100 km/h, are expected from late Saturday morning and continuing right through Saturday afternoon and evening, with and following the second front.

For Adelaide, wind and rain impacts are possible through much of Saturday, however the windiest conditions are generally expected during Saturday afternoon and evening.

Localised destructive winds with gusts over 125 km/h are also possible over the southern half of the warning area; these are most likely to occur with stronger showers and thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms will also produce short bursts of heavy rain and small hail.

Damaging conditions are expected to contract back to mainly coastal districts and the ranges early Sunday morning.

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

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.