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Weather Warnings - Flooding Outlook Advice - Kimberley

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides
flood warning services for the community of Western Australia

Flood Watch for the Kimberley
Issued at 2:29 pm WST on Thursday 15 January 2015
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre


A low lies well inland over the Top End and is forecast to move across the
Kimberley over the weekend.

For the 24 hours to 9am Friday, widespread rainfall of 25mm to 50mm with
isolated heavier falls of 70mm is forecast across the northern Kimberley.
Slightly heavier rainfall is forecast for the 24 hours to 9am Saturday.

Forecast rainfall may cause significant stream rises with areas of flooding in
the Kimberley during Friday and into the weekend.


DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and
be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers
need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel
plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and
velocity.

Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at
www.water.wa.gov.au

This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood/

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/

Next Issue:
The next flood watch for the Kimberley will be issued by 3pm Friday.

For information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visit
www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

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