Wild Weather Smashes Through Adelaide and SA

Severe weather warning issued

Wild Weather Smashes Through Adelaide and SA

Heavy rainfall and damaging winds have teared through Adelaide and many parts of South Australia.

Over 100,000 homes were without power this morning and many still experiencing power outages. 

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The Bureau of Meteorology have released a severe weather warning for SA:

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in the Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the Mount Lofty Ranges and Riverland districts.

Issued at 5:52 am Wednesday, 28 December 2016.
A deep low pressure system currently located over southeast of Kangaroo Island and will continue to move southeastwards to be offshore southwest of Mount Gambier by late morning.
Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely over the southeast of the warning area.
Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h with gusts of 90 to 125 km/h are expected over parts of the warning area mostly near and over the eastern side of the low pressure system.
Locations which may be affected include Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Naracoorte, Victor Harbor, Lameroo, Meningie, Bordertown, Karoonda and Keith.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Yorke Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North and North East Pastoral districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
A 104 km/h wind gust with an average wind speed of 81 km/h was recorded at Coober Pedy around 10:13am.
A 96 km/h gust with an average wind speed of 69 km/h was recorded at Port Augusta at 10pm.
A 120 km/h gust with an average wind speed of 78 km/h was recorded at Mt Crawford at 2:18 am.
A 93 km/h gust with an average wind speed of 71 km/h was recorded at Woomera around 4:40pm.
Average wind speeds of 64 km/h were recorded at Cleve at 7:20pm.
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.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water;
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains;
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am ACDT Wednesday.

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