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Weather Warnings - Flooding Outlook Advice - Pilbara

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 Pilbara District
Issued at 10:12 am WST on Sunday 15 January 2017
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre


A trough lies across the inland Pilbara and North Interior into the western
Gascoyne.Heavy falls are possible in the southwest of the Pilbara District
during Sunday afternoon and evening.

Heavy rainfall recorded in the Pilbara Coastal Rivers catchments and lower
areas of the Fortescue River catchment. Rainfall recorded for the 24 hours to
9am Sunday include:
Black Hills 140mm
59 Mile Peg 114mm
Lyre Creek Well 111mm


Significant stream rises and areas of flooding may develop in the western parts
of the Pilbara District during late Sunday into Monday.

Catchments at risk include:
De Grey River
Pilbara Coastal Rivers
Lower Fortescue River
A flood warning is current for the De Grey River catchment.

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 forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts

Next Issue:
The next flood watch for the Pilbara District will be issued by 11 am WST
Monday 16 January 2017.

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