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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 11:17 am WST on Monday 6 February 2017
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre


A monsoon trough lies over the northern Kimberley. A tropical low is expected
to form off the northwest Kimberley coast today or on Tuesday then move towards
the west southwest across waters north of the Pilbara during Wednesday and
Thursday. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast in the Kimberley associated
with the trough.

Though heavier rainfall is forecast in the north and west Kimberley, isolated
thunderstorms associated with the low are possible in the south and eastern
parts of the Kimberley Districts.

Significant river rises and areas of flooding may develop in the Kimberley
District in the coming days in response to the recorded and forecast rainfall.

Catchment likely to be affected include:
Upper Ord River

A minor flood warning is current for the Fitzroy River.
A flood warning is current for lower areas of the Ord River.
Flood warnings current for the north and west Kimberley catchments.


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 11:00 am WST
Tuesday 07 February 2017.

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