A town in far north-east South Australia has been rocked by storms as ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily continues to generate wild weather.

A photo taken by a worker showed huge clouds of dust rolling into Moomba, where 62 millimetres of rain has fallen since 9am on Sunday.

Resident David told ABC Radio Adelaide the storm rolled in quickly.

“It gave us five minutes, before we knew it we had to get back to camp and be safe,” he said.

“I’m out in my best swimsuit today, because there’s plenty of water around — the boys are just pumping up their floaties.”

Towns throughout the outback have felt the impact of the ex-cyclone, which led to major roads being rendered impassable in Queensland after heavy rain.

Tibooburra resident Madison Gilby-French said rain began “bucketing” down at 3 or 4am on Monday morning as the system passed over the far north-west New South Wales town.

“It kind of looked similar to the storm that hit Broken Hill a couple of years ago that destroyed roofs,” she said.

Wild Deserts ecologist Rebecca West said the rain arrived in Sturt National Park late on Sunday afternoon.

“Then really picked up overnight and we’ve just measured 94 millimetres this morning,” she said.

Dr West was happy to see the rain because the area missed the downpours in early January.

“It was looking quite dry out here in comparison to some places a bit further east and south of us,” she said.

The latest analysis for ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily has the low falling to the east to Moomba, across the border in Queensland.

Simon Timcke from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said south to easterly winds were continuing to blow across the south and west of SA.

“There are some thunderstorms there as well, as well as the area of rain we’ve had some thunderstorms and some gusty winds,” he said.

“There is still a severe weather warning out for the very far north-east there, associated with that weather.”

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