Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 8:27 am CDT on Saturday 1 February 2020

Flood Watch Number: 3

Some flooding is expected across northern and eastern South Australia during Saturday.

High levels of tropical moisture have moved from central northern through to southeast South Australia. This has resulted in rain and thunderstorms in these areas, which will continue today, but will gradually contract eastwards.

In the last 24 hours, rainfall totals of 40 -60 mm have been recorded across the Mt Lofty ranges. The highest amount of rainfall (67 mm) recorded at Coober Pedy and Port Augusta.

Rainfall totals in parts of northern and eastern catchments of South Australia are expected to be 20 to 60 mm during Saturday. Isolated falls up to 100mm are also possible with thunderstorms.

Within the rain band there will be areas of heavy falls which may cause some flooding during Saturday. Roads and crossings may be affected and some streams and creeks could break their banks.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Flinders Ranges Rivers and Creeks

Simpson Desert

Lake Eyre

Warburton River

Lake Frome

Danggali Rivers and Creeks

Finke River and Stephenson Creek

North West Lake Torrens

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Kangaroo Island, Broughton River, Light and Wakefield Rivers, Fleurieu Peninsula, Angas and Bremer Rivers, Torrens and metropolitan rivers and creeks, Gawler River, Onkaparinga River, Lake Gairdner, River Murray Murraylands, River Murray Riverlands, Limestone and Millicent Coast Rivers and Creeks, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula.

For the latest SA Warnings refer to www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings

For more information on the Flood Warning and Flood Watch Service: www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

South Australia Flood Watch catchment map: www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/image/BOM_Flood_Watch_Areas_map_SouthAustralia_2017.pdf
Flood Safety Advice:

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

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