Power Outages Across the State
Wild winds with a speed of 80-100 kilometres per hour hammered South Australia including the state’s capital city of Adelaide, Mount Crawford, Cape Willoughby and at Strathalbyn.
The wind gusts caused widespread damage in the city and other towns of South Australia. In fact, more than 4,500 homes and facilities are without power across the state.
Due to strong winds, a tree fell on a car on in The Parade at Norwood in Adelaide’s east. Fortunately, nobody was hurt by the incident.
In addition, Ferry services between Kangaroo Island and Cape Jervis have been cancelled. And, the much-anticipated Adelaide’s National Volunteers Week parade has been cancelled as well due to the severe weather warning.
Wild Winds Cited in Several Locations of the State
Severe weather has caused winds to sweep the state. In several places, winds averaging 65-70kph with gusts to 90-100kph have been reported at several locations in the state, including:
Cummins, Port Lincoln, Roseworthy, Minlaton and Snowtown.
Strong winds have also been recorded at Mount Crawford and Strathalbyn with an average speed 90-100kph this morning.
Rain Floods Outback Roads
Due to the severe weather conditions and heavy downpour of rains, outback roads in South Australia’s far north now look like rivers.
Flooded Oodnadatta, Birdsville and Strzelecki tracks are closed to all vehicles.
Be Aware of Rising Tides
On the coast, the state expects high tides and coastal erosion to occur due to the worst weather conditions in years. A warning was issued by the state to all localities to be more vigilant and avoid casualties.
According to the weather bureau, sea levels may rise up to one meter along parts of Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent coastlines.
Severe Weather Warning Issued
A severe weather warning has been issued for damaging winds in 10 districts in the state, including Adelaide, Mt Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula and Lower Eyre Peninsula. Wind gusts with an average speed of 100km/h will likely hammer these districts.
In addition, police have issued a road weather alert to avoid road mishaps as rain will reduce visibility. Drivers are advised to slow down and turn on their headlights.