Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 10:26 am Monday, 31 January 2022.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY TO INTENSE RAINFALL DEVELOPING IN THE NORTHERN PASTORAL DISTRICTS FROM THIS AFTERNOON.

Weather Situation: A trough extends from a low embedded in the monsoon trough over northern WA southwards into northern SA. Convergence in an environment with significant tropical moisture leading to widespread heavy and intense rainfall.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding is forecast for the northern Pastoral districts developing from this afternoon and continuing into Tuesday.

Six-hourly rainfall totals between 40-70mm are likely.

24 hour rainfall totals between 50-80mm are also likely.

Locally INTENSE RAINFALL which may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is also possible in the warning area.

Isolated 24 hour rainfall totals possibly in excess of 150mm.

A flood watch and flood warning are also current. See www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings/ for more information.

Locations which may be affected include Marla, Coober Pedy, Ernabella, Oodnadatta, Amata and the area around Emu Junction.

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.