A flood watch message has been issued for parts of South Australia including Eyre Peninsula with localised flooding possible across much of the state.
A low pressure trough is expected to deepen as it moves across the state from Thursday to Saturday.
This will result in the development of widespread thunderstorms and periods of heavy rain across a broad area from the Eastern Eyre Peninsula stretching across the Flinders, south of the North East Pastoral, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges, Riverland and Murraylands.
Daily falls of around 50 millimetres are possible and rainfall totals between Thursday and Saturday may reach 100mm.
From later Thursday to Saturday areas of local flooding and water level rises in rivers and creeks are likely in the catchments covered by this flood watch.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
- Flinders Ranges Rivers and Creeks
- Broughton River
- Light and Wakefield Rivers
- Angas and Bremer Rivers
- Torrens and metropolitan rivers and creeks
- Gawler River
- Onkaparinga River
- Lake Frome
- Danggali Rivers and Creeks
- River Murray Murraylands
- River Murray Riverlands
- Eastern 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
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.