Adelaide braces for severe weather warning and royal tide • Glam Adelaide

Photo: Based on a previous Royal Tide by Jason Hywood

In anticipation of tonight’s severe weather and the royal tide warning being issued, the State Emergency Service (SES) will have free sandbags on Monday, May 30, 2022 at various locations.

Much of southern and eastern Australia will be affected by a strong cold front and low pressure system from today into next week.

Residents of southeastern South Africa will feel the brunt of weather systems with below average temperatures, showers, low level snow and high winds.

Severe weather warnings for damaging winds are currently spreading across SA.

Severe weather warnings will continue to evolve over the next few days, so people should keep watching for warnings.

Severe thunderstorms and small hail are also possible, mainly in the south. Thunderstorms can bring the risk of localized damaging winds. This cold front can also bring significant precipitation to some areas where water reservoirs are nearly full and soils are saturated, so flooding is possible in several watersheds.

Temperatures will drop significantly in the wake of the front, with below average temperatures expected for next week.

The cold front will reach the east coast late Monday and Tuesday morning, with very strong north-westerly winds ahead which could cause damage along the east coast and southeast coasts of Queensland.

There will be a lot of wind, which will lead to possible blizzard conditions. Significant snow accumulations of 20 to 50 cm are possible for ski resorts.

Big waves and swell conditions will impact much of the southern coast of the continent. Parts of the coast could see tides near or above astronomical high tide (AHT). Very high seas will accompany the front, mainly in South Africa and west of Vic. People should watch for warnings and check conditions.

At the time of publication, the severe thunderstorm warning has been rescinded. For more updates on the latest warnings, visit the Bureau’s website.

The Bureau recommends that communities keep up to date with the Bureau’s latest warnings via the BOM Weather website and app and follow the advice of emergency services.

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