King tide seen across Eyre Peninsula coast

Eyre Peninsula residents would have noticed a higher-than-usual tide at the coastline on Thursday, though no serious flooding resulted, as wet weather hit the region throughout the day.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning on Wednesday as a deep low pressure system centred south of the Great Australian Bight moved eastwards throughout Wednesday evening and into Thursday.

The bureau also warned of possible coastal flooding as sea levels would be higher than indicated on tide tables on Thursday with parts of the Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent coastal waters likely to be at least half-a-metre higher than the highest astronomical tide of the year.

While no real flooding was seen in coastal areas, a noticeable king tide was seen across the Eyre Peninsula on Thursday afternoon across the region, including at Ceduna - which was also hit by a hailstorm late in the afternoon - and Port Lincoln.

State Emergency Service training support officer for the north region Max Coulson said that while Port Lincoln had avoided any flooding similar to what the town had seen previously, it was great to see local businesses prepare for the conditions with 12 people taking up sandbags offered by the Port Lincoln unit.

He said with the continued rain, people should make sure they did not park under trees and ensure their gutters were cleared.

As of 4pm Thursday, SES volunteers had responded to 110 call outs since Wednesday, mostly in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula areas, with most involving fallen trees due to the strong winds.

Meanwhile, most areas around the state had gusts of about 80kmh with the highest gusts of 107kmh at Cape Willoughby at Kangaroo Island before 3am, followed by 93kmh at Stathalbyn before 4am and at Mount Crawford just after 1pm.

Significant rain fell around the state between midnight and 9am, with 27mm at Bridgewater and between 15-20mm in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

On Eyre Peninsula, Coulta saw 17mm with 14mm at Point Avoid, 12mm at Coffin Bay and 10mm at Port Lincoln.

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