Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 10:05 pm Saturday, 22 January 2022.

Severe thunderstorms capable of INTENSE rainfall are developing over Eyre Peninsula and parts of North West Pastoral, with other severe thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall occurring over North East Pastoral.

Weather Situation: A very humid and unstable northerly airstream, ahead of a trough of low pressure over the east of the North West Pastoral is leading to the development of severe thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula and North West Pastoral districts. Locations which may be affected include Roxby Downs and Wudinna.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the North East Pastoral district. Locations which may be affected include Dalhousie Springs, the Simpson Desert Conservation Park and Mungeranie on the Birdsville Track.

Woomera recorded 34.4 mm in the 1 hour until 4.47 pm.

Marree recorded 36 mm in the 2 hours to 4.30 pm.

Pfitzners Well recorded 42.8 mm in the 2 hours to 5.54pm.

Leigh Creek recorded 42.4mm in the 2 hours to 6.11pm.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Secure or put away loose items around your property.
* Move cars under cover or away from trees.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby.