Weather warning for South Australia

A severe weather warning is in place for most parts of South Australia today, Wednesday, July 10, as a cold front is forecast across the state this afternoon.

Damaging winds of up to 100km per hour are expected to hit the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Kangaroo Island, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of West Coast and Flinders districts.

Along with winds there will be squally showers and thunderstorms in most of the southern half of the state.

Some locations which could be affected include Port Lincoln, Kingscote, Victor Harbor and Strathalbyn, extending during the afternoon to include Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Maitland, Clare, Murray Bridge and Keith and Renmark.

Marine wind warnings will continue on Thursday with gales for the South Central Coast and Lower South East Coast and strong wind warnings for Lower West Coast, Central Coast, Spencer Gulf, Investigator Strait and Upper South East Coast.

State Emergency Services has advised that people should move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure or put away loose items around the property and that people should stay indoors if conditions are severe.

For more information or updated warnings visit http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/index.shtml