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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 District
Issued at 3:46 pm WST on Thursday 5 May 2016
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre


A broad trough extends from the Kimberley coast to the Pilbara and into the
inland Gascoyne. The trough will move eastwards late Friday and during
Saturday. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to develop in the western
parts of the Kimberley district on Friday and Saturday.

River rises with areas of localised flooding may occur in the western
catchments of the Kimberley District over the next few days.

Catchments likely to be affected include: Prince Regent River, Isdell River,
Lennard River and Cape Leveque Coast.


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 District will be issued by 11 am WST
Friday.

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