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Severe Weather Warning for SA

15 August 2018 04:29 CST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower South East and parts of Murraylands and Upper South East districts.

Issued at 4:29 am Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

Strong northwest to westerly winds associated with a cold front are easing this morning, however isolated damaging wind gusts of 80-100 km/h are still possible in the warning area during the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Victor Harbor and Meningie.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Lower Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Strongest wind gusts recorded overnight include 83 km/h at Strathalbyn and 82 km/h at Robe.

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.


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am ACST Wednesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.