Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia
Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers
For water flowing from the Diamantina River into South Australia
Issued at 11:31 am CDT on Sunday 24 February 2019
Flood Warning Number: 6
Heavy rain during early February across the upper part of the Diamantina
catchment in Queensland resulted in major flooding and flood waters continue to
move further downstream. Flood waters are moving into the South Australian
section of the Diamantina River and beginning to fill the Goyder Lagoon.
River levels continue to rise in the Diamantina River from the SA border and
into the Goyder Lagoon. Flood impacts such as inundation of flood plains,
cutting of some roads and impact to graziers are expected.
It will take a week or two for the water to move through the Goyder Lagoon and
reach the Warburton River which flows into Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre. The amount
of water which makes its way further downstream is uncertain but the lake will
receive some water with inflows possibly starting later in March.
At Birdsville (QLD) the river peaked and the water level is currently around
the major flood level and falling slowly. For more information on the
Diamantina in Queensland see;
It may be a week or two before rises in water level are seen in the Warburton
Flood Safety Advice:
People are advised to keep away from flowing water.
For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
The next warning will be issued by 02:00 pm CDT on Monday 25 February 2019.
Latest River Heights:
Diamantina River at Birdsville, 8.70, Steady, 10:35 AM SUN 24/02/19
Warburton River at Poothapoota Waterhole, 0.0, Steady, 07:15 AM SUN 24/02/19
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 215. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts.
Leigh Creek (30.5945°S, 138.4059°E, 256m AMSL) Leigh Creek,SA set as my default location ›
7 day forecast
Today: Hot to very hot. Sunny. Winds E/SE 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Forecast for Leigh Creek (30.5945°S, 138.4059°E, 256m AMSL) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Summary Minimum 22° 21° 20° 22° 22° 23° 23° Maximum 38° 37° 39° 40° 40° 39° 38° Chance of rain 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 23
Wind direction E E E ESE ESE SSE E E E ESE ENE ENE NE NE Relative humidity 19% 11% 24% 12% 26% 10% 20% 10% 18% 9% 23% 12% 24% 13% Dew point 3°C 3°C 6°C 3°C 6°C 2°C 5°C 3°C 3°C 2°C 6°C 4°C 6°C 5°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Leigh Creek (30.5945°S, 138.4059°E, 256m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:38am CDT 7:03am CDT 7:56pm CDT 8:21pm CDT 11:20pm CDT 11:40am CDT Waning gibbous Last quarter Feb 26 New moon Mar 07 First quarter Mar 14 Full moon Mar 21
Temperature for next 7 days
Temperature in 7 days Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 38 37 39 40 40 39 38
Rain for next 7 days
Rain in 7 days Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 0 0 0 0 0 0 0