Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:02 am Friday, 21 January 2022.

HEAVY RAINFALL LIKELY ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PARTS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA OVER COMING DAYS.

Weather Situation: An upper low pressure system and associated surface trough is slow moving over the west of the State.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected to continue over central western parts of South Australia, extending to remaining parts of Eyre Peninsula and the North East Pastoral district during Friday and towards the Flinders district on Saturday.

Widespread rainfall totals of 20 to 50mm are expected across the warning area on Friday with heavier falls of around 50 to 100mm likely with thunderstorm areas.

A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning is also current for damaging winds and heavy rainfall with thunderstorms. Refer to this warning for more details.

A Flood watch is also current for this event.

Locations which may be affected include Marla, Coober Pedy, Roxby Downs, Wudinna, Elliston, Oodnadatta, Marree, Woomera and Tarcoola.

Significant Rainfall Observations to 9:00am Friday:

115mm at Wirrulla

78.0mm at Streaky Bay

61.5mm at Commonwealth Hill Station (southwest of Coober Pedy)

45.2mm at Ceduna

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water;
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains;
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.