South Australia is set to be smashed by damaging winds today and tomorrow with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing a severe weather warning this morning, Friday 7 July.
Southern parts of the State are expected to be hit first on Friday afternoon and evening, with potential for damaging winds developing in Port Lincoln, across to Adelaide, past Kangaroo Island across to Mount Gambier.
Peak gusts of 90 to 100km/h are likely over the Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.
Severe weather is expected to continue across to the Mount Lofty Ranges, Murraylands and Riverland region on Saturday.
The Bureau predicts a front moving through with gusty showers and a chance of thunderstorms.
The State Emergency Service advises people to move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure loose items around properties and stay indoors and away from windows.
The State Government has activated a State-wide ‘Code Blue’ through to Sunday morning with more assistance being offered to rough sleepers via the Homeless Connect SA hotline, 1800 003 308.
There is also a sheep grazier warning from the Bureau for cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly
winds in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Lower South East and parts of the Upper South East.
For the latest Bureau of Meteorology warnings, see http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings/.