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  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Damaging Winds And Heavy Rainfall) for North East Pastoral and parts of North West Pastoral districts Fri 18 Sep 2020

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
    TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
    
    Severe Thunderstorm Warning 
    for Damaging Winds And Heavy Rainfall
    
    for North East Pastoral and parts of North West Pastoral districts.
    
    Issued at 3:32 pm Friday, 18 September 2020.
    
    Weather Situation
    A moist and unstable airmass ahead of a low and trough is triggering large areas of potentially severe thunderstorms across SA
    DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL for the following areas:
    North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral
    Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area this afternoon and evening. There is also the slight risk of large hail with stronger thunderstorms. Locations which may be affected include Roxby Downs, Leigh Creek, Moomba, Marree, Woomera and Tarcoola.
     The threat area is expected move south later today and early Saturday, reaching the Flinders district and parts of the northern agricultural area.
    
    The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
     * Secure or put away loose items around your property.
     * Move cars under cover or away from trees.
     * Keep clear of fallen power lines.
     * Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
     * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
     * Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby.
    
    The next warning is due to be issued by 6:35 pm.
    Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.