Severe Thunderstorms Are About To Hit SA Including Adelaide

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Team 107

9 May 2019

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South Aussies have woken up to nasty weather this morning, as a vigorous cold front moves over the south of the state.  

The Bureau of Meteorology released the following Severe Weather Warning this morning, however, they have since cancelled the official warning:

A vigorous cold front moving over the south of the State early Thursday morning will produce strong and gusty winds, particularly over the Mount Lofty Ranges with a cold southwest to southerly airstream in its wake. Gusty showers and thunderstorms with small hail are possible near and behind the cold front.

Damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, mostly with showers and thunderstorms, are possible across the warning area with the passage of the cold front.

Northwesterly winds averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts of around 90 km/h are possible on the southeastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges early Thursday morning, which may be locally damaging. These winds are expected to ease later in the morning.

Showers and thunderstorms may produce short bursts of localised heavy rainfall near the front during the morning, particularly across the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Conditions are expected to ease later Thursday.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Cleve, Ceduna, Maitland and Kingscote.

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. 

Although the weather's severity has been downgraded, BOM have still predicted that gusty showers and thunderstorms with possible small hail are on the way.  

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