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 3:37 pm Saturday, 24 July 2021.


Weather Situation: A vigorous west to southwesterly airstream continues to impact SA today. Damaging winds, with squally showers, thunderstorms and short bursts of heavy rain are expected to ease this evening and early Sunday. Another cold front bringing damaging winds will impact southeastern parts of the State late Sunday morning.

Damaging winds, averaging 50-70 km/h at times with gusts over 100 km/h, are forecast across the warning area for the remainder of this afternoon and evening. Winds are expected to gradually ease across western parts of the warning area later this evening and elsewhere early Sunday morning. The risk of damaging wind gusts increases again across southeastern parts of the State late Sunday morning.

For Adelaide, wind and rain impacts will mostly ease this evening, however the risk of damaging wind gusts will continue for the Mount Lofty Ranges until early Sunday morning.

Localised destructive winds with gusts over 125 km/h are also possible over the southern half of the warning area until early evening. 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, becoming less frequent from early evening.

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

Numerous wind gusts of 90-110 km/h have been recorded across the State today, including 102 km/h at Mount Crawford, 107 km/h at Cape Borda, 104 km/h at Wudinna and 95 km/h at Cape Jaffa.

Damaging winds have brought down trees and tree branches and damaged powerlines across Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges.

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.