Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:54 am CDT on Sunday 23 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 5


An upper low pressure system and associated surface trough is continuing to move slowly eastwards over the state.

Areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue during Sunday over central western parts of South Australia, the Eyre Peninsula, the North East Pastoral and the Flinders districts. Central and north eastern areas will remain at risk of heavier rainfall early in the week, largely associated with thunderstorms.

Catchments are wetting-up following recent showers and storms, particularly in the areas of heaviest rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Sunday, rainfall totals of 60-90mm have been recorded across central eastern parts of the state, with the highest recorded rainfall total being 107 mm (Arcoona Bluff).

Two day rainfall totals to midnight Monday of 30-80 mm are likely, with isolated higher falls up to 120 mm possible with thunderstorms.

Rainfall may cause ponding and widespread flooding. Flooding is impacting multiple roads across the Flood Watch area, particularly in the Yorke and Eyre peninsulas, Flinders Ranges and Broughton River catchment. Local communities may be isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Flinders Ranges Rivers and Creeks

Broughton River

Light and Wakefield Rivers

Simpson Desert

Lake Eyre

Warburton River

Lake Frome

Cooper Creek

Lake Gairdner

North West Lake Torrens

West Coast Rivers and Creeks

Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Lower Eyre Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Finke River and Stephenson Creek.

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.

Check road conditions before travelling.

Rainfall and River Conditions Map