SA Flood Watch: Central Northern Through to Southeast Parts of South Australia


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:26 am CDT on Thursday 30 January 2020

Flood Watch Number: 1

Some flooding is expected across parts of the state during the next few days.

High levels of tropical moisture will move into the north of South Australia today and then extend into central and southeast parts on Friday and Saturday before contracting east overnight Saturday. This will be accompanied by a band of showers and thunderstorms.

Rainfall totals from Thursday to early Sunday morning are expected to be 20 to 80 mm in a band extending from the central parts of the Pastoral districts southwards over the central and southeast agricultural areas. Isolated falls up to 100mm are also possible with thunderstorms. Rainfall beginning in the north on Thursday then extending south during Friday and continuing on Saturday.

Within the rain band there will be areas of heavy falls which may cause some flooding between Thursday (in the north) extending south on Friday and Saturday. Roads and crossings may be affected and some streams and rivers could break their banks. In the Mount Lofty Ranges catchments minor flooding may affect some locations on Saturday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Flinders Ranges Rivers and Creeks
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 Eyre
Lake Gairdner
Finke River and Stephenson Creek
North West Lake Torrens
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


 

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