Damaging winds expected in Mid North

WARNING: Damaging winds on Tuesday will be associated with a vigorous cold front. Image from BOM.

WARNING: Damaging winds on Tuesday will be associated with a vigorous cold front. Image from BOM.

A strong and fast moving front near Fowlers Bay is forecast to be near Port Lincoln late morning, then reaching Oodnadatta to Renmark late afternoon.

Ahead of the front, damaging north to northwesterly winds averaging 50-70 km/h with gusts to around 100 km/h are possible over Eyre Peninsula from around sunrise Tuesday.

These winds will extend to central and eastern parts of the warning area during the morning.

As the front moves east during the afternoon, the potential for damaging winds will contract to eastern and northern parts of the warning area.

For Adelaide itself, the windiest period is expected in the late morning and early afternoon, however this type of event is relatively common for spring and is not expected to be high impact for the metropolitan area.

Locations which may be affected include Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Pirie, the Adelaide Hills, Victor Harbor, Mount Gambier and Renmark.

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 Tuesday.