Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Eastern Eyre Peninsula and parts of West Coast and Flinders districts.

Issued at 4:09 pm Wednesday, 16 February 2022.
Heavy rain and storms over the Eyre Peninsula and parts of North West Pastoral and Flinders today

Weather Situation: An upper trough moving over the Eyre Peninsula will interact with the humid airmass over the state causing enhanced rainfall and thunderstorms.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for the Eastern Eyre Peninsula, eastern parts of West Coast, southeastern parts of North West Pastoral districts through the remainder of the afternoon and forecast to extend into southwest Flinders district by late afternoon.

Six-hourly rainfall totals of around 10 to 30mm are forecast, with localised higher rainfall rates up to 50mm possible with thunderstorms.

HEAVY RAINFALL is forecast to ease during Wednesday evening, but localised thunderstorms may redevelop during the evening, and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning may be issued if required.

Locations which may be affected include Whyalla, Port Augusta, Wudinna, Cleve, Melrose and Quorn.

Significant rainfall observations for this event up to 4:00pm:
36.8mm recorded at Cummins Aero
35.6mm recorded at Port Lincoln
35.4mm recorded at Minnipa
33.4mm recorded at Wudinna

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.