Weather Warnings - Flooding Outlook Advice - Southwest
A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides flood warning
services for the community of Western Australia
Cancellation of Flood Watch for the South West District
Issued at 4:31 pm WST on Sunday 12 February 2017
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
Recent rainfall associated with a tropical low has caused significant river
rises and areas of flooding in catchments in the South West District.
A Flood Warning is current for the Blackwood River.
Whilst river rises are possible due to recent rainfall, widespread flooding is
not expected for the remainder of the South West District 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
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/
No further flood watches for the South West District will be issued for this
For information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA Customer Contact
Centre on 138 138 or at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
The strongest southeasterly wind surge since last Dry Season has swept out any lingering sticky humidity from the summer over a large swathe of the central and eastern tropics.
As the mercury plummets across South Australia ahead of winter, coastal properties are preparing for the inevitable storm surges.
Perth has not recorded any rainfall so far this month.