Severe weather warning issued for Adelaide

THE weather bureau has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds up to 90km/h as a cold front approaches Adelaide.

The warning has been issued for people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Mid North and parts of the Murraylands districts.

Strong north-westerly winds are being experienced ahead of a cold front that is sitting southwest of Kangaroo Island.

Winds averaging 55-65km/h, and gusts of 90 km/h, are possible over the next couple of hours, the bureau warns.

A wind gust of 69km/h has already been recorded at Adelaide Airport and winds have reached 87km/h at Snowtown in the Mid North.

The State Emergency Service advises people to:

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.

Up to 10mm of rain is forecast to fall in Adelaide when the cold front arrives later this afternoon.


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