Thunderstorm warning for Eastern Eyre Peninsula

The Bureau of Meterology has issued a thunderstorm warning for Eastern Eyre Peninsula.

The Bureau of Meterology has issued a thunderstorm warning for Eastern Eyre Peninsula.

Eastern Eyre Peninsula residents are being told to beware of thunderstorms expected to bring lots of rain and strong winds in the area on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting heavy rainfall and damaging winds for people in parts of the West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 kilometres an hour in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations that may be affected include Marla, Coober Pedy, Wudinna, Cleve, Oodnadatta and Tarcoola.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Secure or put away loose items around your property.
  • Move cars under cover or away from trees.
  • Keep clear of fallen power lines.
  • Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
  • Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby.

For more information visit the BOM website: bom.gov.au/products/IDS21033.shtml