Weather Warnings - Flood Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Flood Warning for the Northern Interior District
Issued at 3:10 pm WST on Friday 6 May 2016
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
Widespread areas of inundation and stream rises are expected in the Northern
A broad trough is combining with a cloud band extending from the Pilbara to the
Interior District. The cloud band will begin slowly contracting north eastwards
For the 24 hours to 9am Saturday widespread rainfall totals of 40mm to 80mm
with isolated falls up to 100mm is forecast in the Northern Interior District.
Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Rainfall associated with the cloud band is likely to cause significant stream
rises with areas of flooding in the Northern Interior District over the weekend.
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 advice 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 warning for the Northern Interior District will be issued by 11
am WST Saturday.
Information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA Customer Contact Centre on
138 138 or at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
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