South Australia is set for damaging winds later today

Damaging wind warning: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for a large portion of the state. Image: Bureau of Meteorology.

Damaging wind warning: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for a large portion of the state. Image: Bureau of Meteorology.

A weather warning has been issued for later today, Wednesday, July 10 by the Bureau of Meteorology for regions across South Australia including the Southern Vales.

The Bureau's Senior Forecaster, Matt Bass said there is a risk of damaging winds across a broad area of the state, roughly south of Streaky Bay to Port Pirie to Renmark - this includes the Adelaide metropolitan area.

"We are urging people in those areas, particular those taking advantage of school holidays and are not familiar with the region they're visiting, to keep up to date with the latest weather warnings and safety messages.

SES Chief of Staff Trevor Arnold added that driving and some outdoor activities may be hazardous - people also need to be wary of fallen trees, debris on the road and to keep clear of fallen power lines.

Damaging winds, rain, thunderstorms and a small amount of hail has also been forecast.

In early July of last year a ferocious storm hit the Southern Vales and was responsible for causing damage across the region. This storm managed to tear the roof off the Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club.

For more weather information visit http://www.bom.gov.au/