Severe weather warning for southeast South Australia.


Spring storms continue to wreak havoc across the state as more severe weather is set to lash the South East this weekend.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for damaging winds on Saturday for the Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Murraylands, upper South East, lower South East and parts of the Mid North and Riverland districts.

The weather event is said to be caused by a vigorous west-south-westerly airstream combined with isolated thunderstorms.

Winds are expected to develop around Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula with gusts up to 100km/h to extend to the South East and parts of the Mount Lofty Ranges throughout the afternoon.

The State Emergency Service has advised South Australians to move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure or put away loose items around property and stay indoors and away from windows while conditions are severe.

Conditions are expected ease in the evening, however rain could stick around into early next week despite temperatures forecast in the low 20s.

This month South Australia has already been hit with an array of wild weather.

Port Augusta was on the receiving end of a 40mm deluge, recording 21mm within 30 minutes on September 7.

The “once in a 10-year weather event” turned the streets into pools and caused significant structural damage to houses and businesses.

At the time, an SES spokesperson said the emergency service responded to more than 100 calls for assistance throughout the storm.

Owner of Homestead Gardens garden centre Kendall Jones said the storm was the most intense she had ever seen.

The rain and hail stripped the trees off their leaves, caused structural damage to a shade and smashed windows on the property.

“It looked like a cyclone and you could feel the pressure,” Ms Jones said.

“It felt like risking death to go out in it, but luckily, none of our animals on the property were injured.”

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Originally published as BOM warns of more rain and thunderstorms throughout southeast

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