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SEVERE Weather Warning Issued For SA

Adelaide and southern parts of South Australia have been warned to brace for wild weather this evening.

Damaging winds of up to 125 km per hour and rain have been forecast. There is also the risk of black ice. Strong winds and heavy rain have damaged the Seaford Train line, as a result services between Brighton and Seaford have been cancelled.

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 Bureau of Meteorology has issued the following warning:

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the Eastern Eyre Peninsula and Mid North districts.

A vigorous cold front will sweep across the south of the State this afternoon bringing another burst of squally winds and showers, with isolated thunderstorms in the South East. The front will reach southern coasts within the next hour or two before moving over central and eastern districts, reaching the Adelaide area around mid-afternoon. Strong northwest winds may be briefly gale force with gusts of 90-100 km/h ahead of the front. Locally damaging gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely as the front moves through, mainly with showers and thunderstorms. There is potential for isolated destructive gusts in excess of 125 km/h about Kangaroo Island and the South East. Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Kingscote, Maitland, Strathalbyn, Keith, Naracoorte and Mount Gambier. 

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Keep up to date with the Bureau of Meterology's weather forecast HERE

Keep up to date with the South Australian State Emergency Service HERE

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