Source: Bureau of Meteorology

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Flood Watch for the Mid North, Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, and parts of the North East and North West Pastoral districts

Issued at 10:40 am CDT on Monday 24 January 2022

Flood Watch Number: 6

FLOODING IMPACTS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING MONDAY

An upper low pressure system and associated surface trough is continuing to move slowly eastwards over the state. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected over central and northeastern parts of the state during Monday.

Catchments are relatively wet following recent showers and storms, particularly in the areas of heaviest rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Monday, rainfall totals up to 86 mm (Kadina) have been recorded across the flood watch area.

Rainfall totals of 5-15 mm are forecast for the remainder of Monday, with isolated falls of 30-50 mm possible with thunderstorms.

Flooding is impacting multiple roads and towns across the flood watch area particularly in the Yorke Peninsula. Some roads may be damaged or covered in debris. Local communities may be isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Flinders Ranges Rivers and Creeks

Broughton River

Lake Frome

Cooper Creek

North West Lake Torrens

Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Lower Eyre Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Light and Wakefield Rivers, Lake Eyre, Warburton River, Lake Gairdner, West Coast Rivers and Creeks, Simpson Desert.

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: www.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.

Check road conditions before travelling.

Rainfall and River Conditions Map