Severe wind warning issued for South Australia with gusts up to 90 km/h expected

Damaging winds with gusts reaching 90 km/h are set to hit parts of South Australia early Saturday. The State Emergency Service urges securing loose items and staying indoors.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds affecting parts of South Australia. This alert is relevant for regions including Flinders, Mid North, and North East Pastoral districts.

Residents in these areas can expect the onset of damaging winds from early Saturday morning. Influenced by a surface trough positioned in central South Australia and a strong high pressure system to the south, this weather phenomenon will intensify east to northeasterly winds. The affected regions, specifically parts of the Flinders Ranges and its immediate western slopes, will face wind gusts with the potential to reach peaks of around 90 km/h.

The areas that are predicted to be most affected include Hawker, Melrose, Parachilna, and Quom. These damaging wind gusts are expected to recede by Saturday afternoon.

In light of these forecasts, the State Emergency Service (SES) has issued specific advice for the public to mitigate the impact of these severe conditions. Residents are advised to move vehicles under cover or away from trees, and to secure or remove loose items around properties. Additionally, people are encouraged to stay indoors and away from windows while the severe conditions persist.

The Bureau of Meteorology plans to issue the next update on this severe weather warning by 5pm ACST Friday. For further information and ongoing updates, the public can access warnings through TV and radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at, or by calling 1300 659 210.

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