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Widespread Fire Danger & Strong Winds Today

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Widespread fire danger weather has been declared for today, Tuesday 13 April, with strong to locally damaging northerly winds predicted.

There are total fire bans in 9 districts including the Mt Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island, and Lower South East. Residents in these regions should enact their bushfire survival plans.

Stong winds are expected in Victor Harbor, Kingscoate, Port Lincoln, Cleve and Maitland as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja, south of WA, moves southeastwards and will be captured by a cold front which will move across the west and south of South Australia.

North to northwesterly winds generally 35 to 55 km/h will develop across the west and south of the State during Tuesday morning. Winds during the morning and early afternoon may briefly become damaging in parts of the warning area, with wind speeds of 55 to 65 km/h and gusts of about 90 km/h.

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.

Information as provided by the CFS and BOM at 6am 13 April. For a more up to date weather warning, head to The Bureau of Meteorology website and for bushfire warnings, head to the CFS website.

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