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Severe weather conditions set to worsen tonight and Thursday

The cold front that brought damaging winds and dangerous seas to WA has moved east bringing similar conditions to SA overnight.

The cold front that brought damaging winds and dangerous seas to Western Australia early in the week has moved east bringing similar conditions to South Australia overnight.

Severe weather warnings for damaging winds and dangerous surf are current in five states and territories – South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and the ACT.

Conditions will ease for some parts today and worsen on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, as a complex low pressure system moves towards the coast.

The Bureau is monitoring the situation closely and will update its forecasts and warnings regularly.

Communities are encouraged to stay up to date with forecasts and warnings via the Bureau’s website and BOM Weather app and follow advice of emergency services.

South Australia

Strong to damaging winds averaging 50 to 65 km/h with peak gusts around 90 km/h are possible across western and southern coasts of SA Wednesday afternoon and early evening.

Winds will ease later Wednesday evening then re-intensify on Thursday, with damaging winds spreading across much of the state including Adelaide. An updated severe weather warning will be issued on Wednesday afternoon.

Damaging winds on Thursday are most likely with showers and thunderstorms expected to become widespread over the south. Heavy rainfall accumulations of 50 – 60 mm are possible for parts of the Lofty Ranges later Thursday and early Friday. This may result in a localised riverine or flash flood threat.

For the latest, check the BOM website.

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