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Severe weather warning for South Australia’s west coast

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds for people in parts of the West Coast and Lower Eyre Peninsula districts.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds for people in parts of the West Coast and Lower Eyre Peninsula districts.

BOM issued the warning at 4:32am this morning, advising that a low-pressure system near Kangaroo Island continues to move northeast over South Australia today, bringing gusty showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Eyre Peninsula this morning.

Strong winds, averaging 50km/h to 60km/h, with damaging wind gusts of around 90 km/h, are possible along parts of the Eyre Peninsula, most likely in the west.

The main locations affected are Port Lincoln, Elliston and Streaky Bay. Conditions are expected to ease below warning thresholds by midday today.

The State Emergency Service advises the community to move their vehicles under cover, or away from trees, and to put away any loose items around your property. Stay indoors and away from windows while conditions are severe.

To stay up to date with the latest weather information, visit The Bureau of Meteorology’s website here.

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