Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Kangaroo Island, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 11:25 am Friday, 16 July 2021.

DAMAGING WINDS, SQUALLY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TODAY AND INTO SATURDAY.

Weather Situation : A blast of windy and wet winter weather continues to affect the southern half of the State, associated with a vigorous northwest to southwest airstream and a couple of embedded fronts. One front is currently crossing the southeast and another will cross southern SA during this afternoon and evening. Winds will gradually ease during Saturday.

Damaging northwest to southwesterly winds reaching 50-70 km/h at times, with gusts in excess of 90 km/h will continue during today and tonight, gradually contracting to central and southeast parts of the State on Saturday.

The damaging gusts in excess of 90 km/h will be more likely and more frequent across the south of the warning area, and particularly associated with squally showers and thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms will also produce short bursts of heavy rainfall.

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

Wind gusts of 80-90 km/h have been reported at various places this morning, including 87 km/h at Mount Crawford, 82 km/h at Adelaide Airport; and gusts of 82-85 km/h at Cummins, Cape Borda and Stenhouse Bay.

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.