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Flood watch issued as heavy rainfall expected in Mount Lofty Ranges

Severe weather warnings continue from the south of Ceduna to Hawker to Mount Gambier, with possible flooding in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

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A complex low pressure system will bring heavy rainfall to South Australia on Thursday afternoon and into Friday, with a flood watch issued for catchments in the Mount Lofty Ranges. 

A severe weather warning is current for damaging winds and heavy rainfall for areas to the south of Ceduna to Hawker to Mount Gambier, easing from the west overnight. 

Widespread rainfall totals of 50-80 mm are likely and localised totals of up to 100 mm are possible over the Mount Lofty Ranges. 

Flooding in Fleurieu Peninsula, Torrens and Onkaparinga rivers and metropolitan rivers and creeks is possible from late Thursday evening. 

Flooding in upper Onkaparinga and upper Torrens rivers may lead to road closures. 

The Bureau is monitoring the situation closely and will update its forecasts and warnings regularly. 

Communities are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings via the Bureau’s website and BOM weather app and follow the advice of emergency services. 

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