As we watch the heavens open on NSW with a 1-in-100-year event and certain parts of the state having four times more than their march average in 2 days, concerns are high for other parts of the country.
A flood watch is now in place for the northern regions of South Australia as up to 100mm is expected to fall from Sunday to Tuesday.
The North East and North West Pastoral districts, including towns like Oodnadatta and Moomba, William Creek and Kulgera are expected to have heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorms.
Cloud over #SouthAustralia is starting to bring rain to the north of the State. A Flood Watch is current. Falls to 7am (mm): Ernabella/Pukatja 6.8, Oodnadatta 5.4, Moomba 3.4, Marree 1.2. Latest observations https://t.co/kc0HA7yAGN. Latest warnings https://t.co/ntOPlAXdqP pic.twitter.com/tXYeimWE9k
— Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia (@BOM_SA) March 20, 2021
Fortunately, the rain is coming from the Northern Territory and Western Australia so those parts of SA might not gett the battering NSW and QLD are currently getting.
Duty forecaster for the Bureau of Meteorology, Tina Donaldson said “The amount of rainfall they’re expecting will affect local transport and roads.”
“It’s certainly quite a significant event for that area particularly at this time of the year.”
For people travelling through these areas, be aware of the water levels as the areas are lacking clear flood signage.