Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of North East Pastoral district.
Issued at 12:15 pm Tuesday, 3 March 2020.
Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding for northeast SA.
Weather Situation: The combination of an upper level trough over SA and Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther moving southeast through the NT to be near the tri-State border on Wednesday evening, will lead to heavy rain in the northeast of SA.
The heaviest rain is expected on Wednesday, however some localised heavy falls are possible from this afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible today.
Rainfall totals of 15 to 50 mm are forecast, with some higher falls of 50 to 100 mm north and east of about Moomba. Isolated falls of 100-150 mm are possible in the far northeast corner.
The heavy rain may lead to flash flooding from mid-afternoon today, becoming more likely on Wednesday, particularly for areas northeast of about Moomba. The rain is expected to contract away to the east early Thursday.
Locations which may be affected include Moomba, Innamincka, the Simpson Desert Conservation Park and the Strzelecki Track south of Moomba.
A Flood Watch is also current for this area and there are Flood Warnings in place in Queensland for flows in rivers of the Lake Eyre Basin resulting from previous rainfall.
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.