FRIDAY: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NE/NW PASTORAL

for HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS

For people in parts of the North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts. Issued at 6:52 am Friday, 20 January 2017.  bom-ids65512

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging wind gusts in excess of of 90 km/h in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Marla, Oodnadatta, Marree, Amata, Mungeranie on the Birdsville Track and the Strzelecki Track south of Moomba.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Flinders district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

A 111 km/h wind gust was recorded at Warburto Point, near Wallaroo, at about 7:15 pm on Thursday.

24 mm of rainfall was recorded in 25 minutes at Edinburgh RAAF Base at about 8:30 pm on Thursday.

59 mm has been recorded at Leigh Creek overnight.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Secure or put away loose items around your property. * Move cars under cover or away from trees. * Keep clear of fallen power lines. * Don’t drive, ride or walk through flood water. * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. * Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby.

The next warning is due to be issued by 9:55 am.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Adelaide Region, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

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