Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:12 am Saturday, 22 January 2022.
Heavy rainfall continuing across central and northern parts of South Australia this weekend.

Weather Situation: An upper level low is forecast to remain slow-moving over the Great Australian Bight this weekend. A surface trough is also expected to move slowly eastward over central parts of the state with broad instability and deep tropical moisture to its east.

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 later today.

Widespread rainfall totals between 20 to 50mm are expected across the warning area today and through Sunday morning with heavier falls between 50 to 100mm possible with embedded thunderstorms.
A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning will 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, Kingscote, Roxby Downs, Leigh Creek and Moomba.

Significant Event Rainfall Observations to 4am Saturday:
115mm at Wirrulla
78.0mm at Streaky Bay
63.2mm at Tarcoola
61.5mm at Commonwealth Hill Station (southwest of Coober Pedy)
50.8mm at Cummins Airport
48.8mm at Ceduna
40.4mm 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.