Wild winds buffeting South Australia, tearing down trees

An SES spokeswoman said the callouts have been mainly for fallen trees, felled by strong winds across the metropolitan area. A large tree fell across eight cars at a carpark in Judd St, Salisbury, as high winds sweep across the state. Picture: Nadine Bishop Have you seen any trees down? Send in your pics via NewsForce The hardest hit areas have been in the southern suburbs and Adelaide Hills. Victor Harbor residents have also made several calls for help this afternoon. Severe weather warnings remain in place for the West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and parts of the Eastern Eyre Peninsula and Mid North districts along with the Adelaide Metropolitan and Mount Lofty Ranges. The Weather Bureau has forecast north to northwesterly winds at 50 to 70km/h with gusts of 90 to120km/h. Annette Sherriff sent in this photo of the tree down across eight cars in Salisbury. Other areas likely to be affected include Nullarbor, Ceduna, Port Lincoln and Kingscote. Overnight wind gusts of up to 93km/h were reported at Leigh Creek when thunderstorms hit about 12.50am. Despite the wild weather, the State Emergency Service reported an unexpectedly quiet night, with only nine call-outs since midnight. The state duty officer said the call-outs across the metropolitan area were for fallen trees. (Frame content direct link: http://weather.news.com.au/widgets/radar/?id=327.) The predicted maximum for Adelaide is 17 degrees with isolated showers developing about the hills and southern suburbs from late this morning. Northerly winds are 30km/h to 40km/h increasing to 50km/h to 60km/h in the morning then tending north-westerly 40 to 55km/h in the late afternoon. Information was initially published at

Wild winds buffeting South Australia, tearing down trees