Severe weather and sheep grazier warnings issued for SA

Severe weather and sheep grazier warnings issued for SA

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WILD and woolly weather is expected across parts of SA this afternoon and evening, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing a sheep graziers warning and severe weather warning for certain areas of the state.

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WILD and woolly weather is expected across parts of SA this afternoon and evening (Wednesday), with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing a sheep graziers warning and severe weather warning for certain areas of the state.

A warning has been issued to sheep graziers in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Lower South East forecast districts, with the BOM saying that showers and strong northwesterly winds are expected to develop during Wednesday ahead of a colder west to southwesterly change.

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

A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued for people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Kangaroo Island, Lower South East and parts of Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Murraylands and Upper South East districts.

A cold front will move across southern SA today and is forecast to reach Lower Eyre Peninsula and western Kangaroo Island early afternoon, Adelaide and the South East coast late afternoon.

Strong to damaging north to northwesterly winds will turn westerly with the front, with squally showers and isolated thunderstorms to follow.

Strong north to northwesterly winds may become damaging, averaging 50 to 65 kilometres an hour, with gusts of 80-100 km/h ahead of the cold front. Inland parts of the eastern districts won't be affected until the afternoon.

Localised damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h may occur with and following the cold front, associated with squally showers and thunderstorms.

From mid afternoon Wednesday, locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Maitland, Kingscote, Murray Bridge, Robe and Mount Gambier.

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