Source: Bureau of Meteorology

or people in Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and parts of West Coast and Mid North districts.

Issued at 4:11 pm Wednesday, 8 May 2019.

Becoming cold and windy with gusty showers and thunderstorms early Thursday morning across parts of South Australia.

Weather Situation: A vigorous cold front will reach western coasts late this evening and move across the remainder of the State early Thursday. Strong and gusty winds ahead of the front, particularly over the Mount Lofty Ranges with a very cold and windy southwest to southerly airstream in its wake. Gusty showers and thunderstorms with small hail on 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 from early Thursday morning 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 around sunrise.

Showers and thunderstorms may produce short bursts of localised heavy rainfall near the front during the early 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.