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Rain causes more flash flooding in outback South Australia, drenching the town of Kimba

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Despite the downpour, the Kimba Bowling Club is still optimistic Sunday's finals will go ahead. (Facebook: Kimba Bowling Club)

Despite the downpour, the Kimba Bowling Club is still optimistic Sunday's finals will go ahead. 

Parts of regional South Australia have again been inundated with torrential downpours, turning tracks into waterways and completely submerging the green of one local bowls club.

The town of Kimba, on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula, was something of an epicentre, receiving 160 millimetres of rain on Saturday morning.

Darke Peak — also on the Eyre Peninsula — recorded 152mm while Mount Ive in the Gawler Ranges got 140mm.

"This is intense rainfall which may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding," the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.

Kimba is a considerable distance from the nearest beach, but at least one local used the opportunity to get their jet ski-out. 

The Kimba Bowling Club also saw the lighter side.

"A good soaking of rain means we have two new swimming pools, rather than a green car park," the club said on Facebook.

But the club is still confident the green will have sufficiently dried out in time for its championship men's singles and pairs finals on Sunday afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a warning for severe weather, with "heavy to locally intense rainfall" expected across parts of the state.

A flood watch was also issued for districts including the Mid North, Flinders Ranges, West Coast, Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula.

"Intense rainfall has been observed at Winter Springs on Eastern Eyre Peninsula this morning with 181mm observed," the BOM said.

It said extremely heavy falls had also been reported at Buckleboo and that there was flood damage at Kimba.

The drenching is being driven by an upper-level low and associated surface trough over the west of South Australia.

Showers are expected across Adelaide, intensifying to rain and thunderstorms later on Sunday.

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