Fairfax Media Network

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

Cancellation of Flood Watch for the Pilbara District
Issued at 11:13 am WST on Friday 24 March 2017
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre


Recent thunderstorm activity over the Pilbara has caused river rises in the
Pilbara Coastal Rivers catchments and De Grey River catchment.

Flood warnings are current for the Pilbara Coastal Rivers catchments and De
Grey River catchment.

River rises also occurred in the Fortescue River and Ashburton River, however,
widespread flooding is not expected along these rivers.

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:
No further flood watches for the Pilbara District will be issued for this event.

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

Weather News

Perth storm: Severe cold front hits WA's South West, bringing heavy rain, winds and flooding

19:21 EST

The full force of Mother Nature is being felt in Western Australia as emergency services deal with damaging wind gusts from a severe cold front that has also dumped heavy rain in Perth and the south-west of the state.

Damaging winds lash WA

11:00 EST

Severe weather continues to threaten parts of WA today after a powerful front crossed the state's west coast overnight.

Severe weather warning issued as destructive cold front hits southern WA

23:06 EST

Heavy rain has soaked Perth and surrounds as the first strong cold front of the season batters the southern half of the state, with damaging winds of up to 125 kilometres per hour predicted overnight.