Damaging winds predicted for South Australia in severe weather warning issued by Bureau of Meteorology

Severe weather warning for damaging winds, issued at 2.56pm on Monday, July 3.

Severe weather warning for damaging winds, issued at 2.56pm on Monday, July 3.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds for the Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, and Kangaroo Island districts, and part of the Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, and Murraylands districts.

At 2.56pm on Monday, July 6, BOM warned a deep low pressure system south-west of Kangaroo Island will head towards Mount Gambier by late this evening will bring with it strong to potentially damaging north-west to westerly winds wrapping around the north side.

Towns including Port Lincoln, Kingscote, Elliston, Victor Harbor, Burra, and Cummins could all be affected.

Winds will average 50km/h to 65km/h and gusts of up to 100km/h are possible across the warning area.

Expect damaging winds, with showers and thunderstorms around exposed coastal areas and the eastern slopes of the ranges.

If you are in the area, stay indoors and away from windows, and make sure vehicles are under cover and away from trees, and loose items are secured.

An earlier severe weather warning for the West Coast and Eastern Eyre Peninsula has been cancelled.

The next severe weather warning will be issued via the Bureau of Meteorology by 6pm on Monday – for all the latest updates, visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215.

A wind gust of 98km/h blew through Cape Willoughby at 11.40am.

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