SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR DAMAGING WINDS

Strong to gale force west to south-westerly winds, averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts around 90-100 km/h, are expected to develop behind the front during Wednesday. These winds may cause damage to trees and property.

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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST  For people in the West Coast and parts of the Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula and North West Pastoral districts.

Issued at 7:00 am Wednesday, 28 September 2016.

A vigorous cold front will move across SA during Wednesday, followed by an intense low pressure system on Thursday. Showers and potentially severe thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of and with the front.

The cold front is forecast to be near Ceduna around midday on Wednesday, and Woomera to Adelaide by early evening. Strong to gale force west to south-westerly winds, averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts around 90-100 km/h, are expected to develop behind the front during Wednesday. These winds may cause damage to trees and property.

Following the front, an intense low pressure system will move across the Bight towards the SA coast with strong to gale force winds impacting western parts. Wind speeds may increase later on Wednesday to 50-75 km/h with gusts around 90-120 km/h, most likely near coasts and with squally showers and thunderstorms. These conditions are expected to extend further eastwards during Wednesday night and Thursday.

Locations which may be affected include Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Wudinna, Elliston, Woomera and Tarcoola.

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 warning is due to be issued by 10:00 am.

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

IDS65503 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology South Australia Regional Office

 

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