Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:56 am CDT on Sunday 24 January 2021

Flood Watch Number: 3


A tropical low pressure system over Western Australia is expected to move eastwards to be over the State early Monday, before moving eastwards over northern parts to be east of the State early on Tuesday.

Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Thursday are expected to be 20 to 40 mm over the Flinders, south east of the North West Pastoral district, northern parts of Mid North and over parts of the northern agricultural area, with local falls of 40 to 80 mm possible. There remains to be uncertainty in the totals depending on the movement of a tropical system over South Australia during Monday.

Rainfall may cause ponding and overland flow, together with rises in local creeks and overbank flooding. Roads may be impacted causing disruption to travel and transport. Local communities may be cut off.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Flinders Ranges Rivers and Creeks

Broughton River

North West Lake Torrens

Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Eastern Great Victoria Desert, Warburton District Rivers, Finke River and Stephenson Creek.

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For more information on the Flood Warning and Flood Watch Service:

South Australia Flood Watch catchment map:

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