Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:23 am CDT on Wednesday 10 November 2021 Flood Watch Number: 3


A complex low pressure system is expected to continue to affect central Australia over the next few days, causing an outbreak of thunderstorms with heavy rainfall which may trigger flooding impacts. The risk of heavy rainfall will gradually move eastward over this period.

3-day rainfall totals to midnight Friday of 20-60 mm are likely, with higher falls in excess of 100 mm possible locally with thunderstorms.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds is current for parts of the Flood Watch area.

Rainfall may cause ponding and overland flow, together with rises in local creeks and overbank flooding. Roads may be impacted leading to disruption to travel and transport. Local communities may be isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Flinders Ranges Rivers and Creeks

Simpson Desert

Diamantina River

Georgina River and Eyre Creek

Warburton River

Cooper Creek

Lake Gairdner

Finke River and Stephenson Creek

Eastern Great Victoria Desert

North West Lake Torrens

West Coast Rivers and Creeks

Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Warburton District Rivers, Western Desert.

For the latest SA Warnings refer to For more information on the Flood Warning and Flood Watch Service:
South Australia Flood Watch catchment map:

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