Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:13 pm Friday, 21 January 2022.
Heavy rainfall likely across central and northern parts of South Australia over the coming days.

Weather Situation: An upper low pressure system and associated surface trough are slowly moving over central parts of the State, deep tropical moisture is feeding into this trough with broad areas of instability present over the state.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected to continue over central and northern parts of South Australia, extending to Flinders district and northwestern parts of the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula districts on Saturday.

Widespread daily rainfall totals of 20 to 50mm are expected across the warning area for the remainder of Friday and throughout Saturday with heavier falls of around 50 to 100mm likely with embedded thunderstorms.

Separate Severe Thunderstorm Warnings may also be issued if significant thunderstorms develop. Refer to these warnings for more detail.
A Flood watch is also current for this event.

Locations which may be affected include Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Marla, Coober Pedy, Roxby Downs and Leigh Creek.

Significant Rainfall Observations to 4:00pm Friday:
115mm at Wirrulla
78.0mm at Streaky Bay
63.2mm at Tarcoola
61.5mm at Commonwealth Hill Station (southwest of Coober Pedy)
48.8mm at Ceduna
39.2mm at Oodnadatta

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.