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Severe weather warning issued for Adelaide and beyond

Damaging winds, gusty showers and thunderstorms are expected this morning over southern SA.

This morning the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology issued a Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds for people in Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Kangaroo Island and parts of Murraylands, Upper South East and Lower South East districts.

It is expected that a vigorous west to southwesterly flow this morning will bring damaging winds, gusty showers and thunderstorms over southern SA.

Strong west to southwesterly winds locally reaching 50-65 km/h with gusts in excess of 90 km/h are expected imminently.

Damaging winds with gusts in excess of 90km/h are possible across the warning area, mostly associated with passing showers and thunderstorms.

Showers and thunderstorms may also produce short bursts of heavy rainfall.

Winds are forecast to ease during later during the morning and into the afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Clare, Maitland, Murray Bridge, Kingscote and Jamestown.

A gust of 96km/h was recorded at Neptune Island at 345am this morning.

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.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

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