Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Kangaroo Island and parts of North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 4:50 am Sunday, 23 January 2022.

Heavy rainfall forecast to ease through central parts during Sunday, with renewed thunderstorm development this afternoon.

Weather Situation: An upper level low near the west coast of Eyre Peninsula is forecast to drift slowly east today. A surface trough is also expected to continue moving slowly eastward over central parts of the state with broad instability and deep tropical moisture to its east.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to further FLASH FLOODING is possible over the warning area during Sunday morning and early afternoon. Thunderstorms with heavy to intense rainfall are also possible in the warning area.

2 hourly rainfall totals in excess of 30mm are possible, with isolated totals over 6 hours in excess of 50mm. Areas of rain are likely to ease late morning or early afternoon before thunderstorms re-develop over the warning area in the afternoon.

A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if significant thunderstorms develop. Refer to these warnings for more details.

A Flood Watch is also current for this event.

Locations which may be affected include Cleve, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Maitland, Clare, Kingscote, Hawker and Leigh Creek.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Lower Eyre Peninsula district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Significant Event Rainfall Observations

9am Sunday to 4am Monday:

96mm at Arcoona Bluff

93mm at Leigh Creek

49mm at Woomera

49mm at Whyalla

47mm at Marree Airport

38mm at Cultana

38mm at Snowtown


To 9am Saturday:

181mm at Winter Springs

160mm at Kimba

152mm at Darke Peak

140mm at Mount Ive

93mm at Heggaton


To 9am Friday:

115mm at Wirrulla

78mm at Streaky Bay

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.