Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Flood Watch for the Flinders Ranges, West Coast, Eyre Peninsula, and parts of the North West and North East Pastoral districts

Issued at 10:14 am CDT on Thursday 20 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 2

FLOODING EXPECTED FROM FRIDAY

An upper level low pressure system and associated surface trough is developing over the west of the State and is expected to move slowly eastwards over the next few days.

Areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected from Thursday onwards over parts of the Flood Watch area, with the risk gradually moving eastwards.

Four day rainfall totals to midnight Sunday of 60-100 mm are likely, with isolated higher falls in excess of 120 mm possible with thunderstorms.

Rainfall may cause ponding and widespread flooding. Roads may be impacted leading to disruption of travel and transport. Local communities may be isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Flinders Ranges Rivers and Creeks

Lake Eyre

Lake Gairdner

Finke River and Stephenson Creek

North West Lake Torrens

West Coast Rivers and Creeks

Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Lower Eyre Peninsula

For the latest SA Warnings refer to www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings For more information on the Flood Warning and Flood Watch Service:
www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
South Australia Flood Watch catchment map:

.bom.gov.au/water/floods/image/BOM_Flood_Watch_Areas_map_SouthAustralia_2017.pdf

For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.


Rainfall and River Conditions Map