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SES volunteers prepare for SA winds

AAP logoAAP 15/10/2016 Helen Velissaris

SES volunteers will be on alert again as Adelaide and surrounding areas prepare for more strong winds and rain.

The state was battered by howling winds on Saturday, with areas such as Kangaroo Island seeing gusts up to 107km/h and the Eyre Peninsula up to 85km/h.

That is before a cold front carrying thunderstorms and more strong winds travels from Western Australia to Adelaide about midnight.

SES spokeswoman Sara Pulford says the service is preparing for a spike in call-outs.

"I hope for the sake of our poor volunteers that they don't get too busy but I'm guessing that probably a bit later today and overnight is unfortunately when we're likely to see that impact," she told AAP.

By 4pm on Saturday, the SES had received 11 calls, mostly for felled trees and damage to buildings.

The Bureau of Meteorology expects winds to ease as the sun sets on Saturday but will pick up again as the cold front moves to more populated areas.

A severe weather warning is in place for the Mount Lofty Ranges, the west and south coast near Adelaide, the Eyre and Yorke peninsulas, and Kangaroo Island.

The latest severe weather comes after southern parts of the state were hit by heavy rain, strong winds and storms in September.

The conditions led to a statewide blackout when transmission lines in the mid-north were brought down.

Areas north of Adelaide were flooded as a number of rivers burst their banks.

As well as the strong winds for Saturday, more rain is forecast for Sunday, with up to 20mm expected across Adelaide followed more showers during the week.

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