• Hannah Phillips

Damaging Winds Forecast in South-East

UPDATE: The Bureau of Meteorology has canceled a severe weather warning issued this morning for people in Lower South East and parts of Upper South East districts.

A fresh to strong and gusty westerly flow will persist across the far southeast of the State this morning.

These winds may become locally damaging, averaging 40-65 km/h with gusts of 90-100 km/h, more likely about the coastal areas and with showers and thunderstorms.

Locations which may be affected include Robe, Naracoorte and Mount Gambier.

Image Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Winds gusts up to 80 km/h were recorded at Port Lincoln Airport and Cape Borda today with 85km/h recorded at Parndana.

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.

A warning Warning to Sheep Graziers has also been issued today, for the Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Flinders, Mid North, Upper South East, Lower South East and North East Pastoral forecast districts.

Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and fresh westerly winds are expected today over the warning area.

There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The Warning to Sheep Graziers for the Lower Eyre Peninsula and Yorke Peninsula forecast districts has been cancelled.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or by calling 1300 659 215.

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