Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:59 am Friday, 5 February 2021.

DAMAGING WINDS FOR PARTS OF SOUTHERN SA TODAY AND TONIGHT.

Weather Situation: A deep low pressure system with a main centre just southwest of Kangaroo Island at 10 am, is forecast to track eastwards just south of the Island this afternoon, then southeastwards to be near the coast south of Mount Gambier late tonight. The low will move further southeastwards overnight.

Strong to damaging northwest to westerly winds averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts of 70-95 km/h are likely to affect parts of the warning area on the northern flank of the low during today. Localised damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h are also possible, mostly associated with squally showers and isolated thunderstorms, which may be heavy at times.

The Adelaide area is likely to be affected by potentially damaging winds and squally, locally heavy showers during this afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Maitland, Kingscote, Mount Barker, Victor Harbor, Murray Bridge, Keith and Mount Gambier.

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.