SE to get severe weather

PEOPLE in the Upper and Lower SE can expect to see severe weather conditions as a strong front moves across the State on Thursday.

The front is forecast to reach Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier by about 9-10am, the Adelaide area around midday, then move through the Mid North and Riverland during the afternoon.

Damaging northwest winds around 50-70 km/h with gusts to 110 km/h are forecast for parts of the Mount Lofty Ranges and southern coastal districts from early Thursday, extending throughout the warning area during the day ahead of the front. 

Localised damaging westerly winds with gusts in excess of 90 km/h are also expected near and following the passage of the front, mostly with squally showers or thunderstorms in the SE.

A second front with further squally showers, small hail and thunder will move across the south and east of the State early Friday. Conditions will ease considerably later on Friday.

- Sheep Graziers are also warned that cold temperatures, showers with possible small hail and strong northwesterly winds turning southwesterly are expected during Thursday and Friday. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

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.

A severe weather warning has been issued for the SE.

A severe weather warning has been issued for the SE.