Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:58 pm Tuesday, 9 July 2019.

Damaging winds for the south of SA on Wednesday with a strong cold front.

Weather Situation: One of the strongest cold fronts so far this winter will sweep across South Australia during Wednesday afternoon and evening. The front will bring damaging winds, squally showers and thunderstorms to much of the southern half of the State.

Strong to damaging northwest to westerly winds, averaging 50-70 km/h with gusts in excess of 90 km/h are expected to develop about southern coastal districts and also about the Mount Lofty Ranges during Wednesday morning, then extend across the warning area during the afternoon.

For southern parts of the warning area, there is also a risk of locally destructive winds with gusts in excess of 125 km/h, associated with heavy showers or thunderstorms near the cold front.

For the Adelaide area, the strongest winds and heaviest rain are likely from about mid afternoon into the evening.

Locations which may be affected on Wednesday morning include Port Lincoln, Kingscote, Victor Harbor and Strathalbyn, extending during the afternoon to include Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Maitland, Clare, Murray Bridge and Keith.

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.