Sheep graziers on alert as weather warning issued

Sheep graziers warning issued by Bureau of Meteorology


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Cold conditions, showers and fresh to strong west to northwesterly winds are expected to develop this afternoon.

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to sheep graziers in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Upper South East and Lower South East forecast districts.

Sheep graziers are warned that cold conditions, showers and fresh to strong west to northwesterly winds are expected to develop late Tuesday afternoon and evening and continue through Wednesday morning.

There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

There is also a damaging winds severe weather warning current for  Kangaroo Island, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula and Murraylands districts.

The Bureau says damaging winds are possible over southern coastal districts tonight.

A fast moving cold front will move across southern coastal districts late this evening and early Wednesday morning.

Damaging winds averaging 50-70 km/h with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are forecast in the warning area near and ahead of the front, particularly associated with squally showers and thunderstorms.

Winds are expected to ease to below severe strength before dawn Wednesday, however will remain strong and gusty around coastal areas.

Locations which may be affected include Port Lincoln, Mount Gambier, Kingscote, Naracoorte, Victor Harbor, Meningie, Keith, Millicent and Lucindale.

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. 

Both these warnings are due to be updated at 5pm.

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