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Streaky Bay cops 78mm in 24 hours as wet weather lashes western SA



The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Eyre Peninsula residents in South Australia as heavy rainfall develops on Friday.


Locals based in the West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral jurisdictions may be impacted by flash flooding.


The Bureau of Meteorology told Flow listeners early Friday afternoon that up to 9am, Streaky Bay had received 78 mm of rain:




An upper low pressure system and associated surface trough is brewing in the State’s west and is expected to move slowly eastwards across the weekend.


Heavy rains will also increase in and around the Flinders district on Saturday.


The bureau expects total rainfalls of 20 to 50mm across the areas in question on Friday, with increases of around 50 to 100mm likely in thunderstorm districts.


While authorities will monitor developing weather patterns, the Bureau has also warned that there may be a build-up of damaging winds as a result of the deteriorating weather.