Residents are urged to prepare ahead of strong winds set to cross the region today

The yellow highlighted area denotes the areas which are expected to be affected by strong winds today. Photo: Bureau of Meteorology.

The yellow highlighted area denotes the areas which are expected to be affected by strong winds today. Photo: Bureau of Meteorology.

The Bureau of Meteorology have reported a strong and fast moving front has made its way across the Eyre Peninsula this morning, and is expected through Adelaide early to mid this afternoon and near Oodnadatta to Hawker to Renmark late afternoon.

Ahead of the front, damaging north to northwesterly winds averaging 50-70 km/h with gusts to around 100 km/h are affecting parts of the warning area.

Squally west to southwesterly winds with gusts of 90-100 km/h are also possible with and for short period following the front, as it moves through central and eastern districts this afternoon.

Areas of dust are also likely.

Notable wind observations recorded so far today include gale force winds averaging 65 km/h with gusts to 98 km/h at Snowtown; and gusts of 80-85 km/h at Cleve, Whyalla, Roseworthy and Hindmarsh Island.

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 5:00 pm ACST Tuesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.