Weather Warnings - Flooding Outlook Advice - Kimberley
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides
flood warning services for the community of Western Australia
Flood Watch for the North Kimberley
Issued at 4:21 pm WST on Friday 7 February 2014
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
A flood warning is current for the Fitzroy River catchment.
A flood warning is current for the Ord River Catchment.
For the next 24 hours to 9am Saturday, wide spread rainfall of 75mm to 150mm
with isolated heavier falls of 200mm is forecast for the North Kimberley
including the Pentecost, Drysdale and King Edward River catchments. Rivers in
the North Kimberly are expected to rise with possible areas of minor flooding
overnight Friday and into Saturday.
DFES's State Emergency Service (SES) 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
This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood/
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/
The next flood watch for the North Kimberley will be issued by 11am Saturday.
For information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visit