Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:36 am CDT on Saturday 22 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 4

FLOODING EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND

An upper low pressure system and associated surface trough is moving slowly eastwards over the state over the next few days.

Areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue over the weekend over central western parts of South Australia, the Eyre Peninsula, the North East Pastoral and the Flinders districts on Saturday.

Catchments in parts of the flood watch area are moderately dry. However areas have been wetting up from the recent showers and storms.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Saturday, rainfall totals of 50-90mm have been recorded across the Eyre Peninsula with isolated totals of up to 181 mm (Winter Springs).

Three day rainfall totals to midnight Sunday of 60-120 mm are likely, with isolated higher falls in excess of 150 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

Broughton River

Light and Wakefield Rivers

Simpson Desert

Lake Eyre

Warburton River

Cooper Creek

Lake Gairdner

Finke River and Stephenson Creek

North West Lake Torrens

West Coast Rivers and Creeks

Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Lower Eyre Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula


Rainfall and River Conditions Map