Weather Warnings - Flood Warning
Flood Warning for the Interior District
Issued at 11:09 am WST on Wednesday 18 January 2017
Flood Warning Number: 6
Heavy rainfall may lead to renewed river rises and areas of flooding in the
Interior District in the coming days.
A trough lies across the inland Pilbara and North Interior. A low pressure
system will move into the North Interior on Wednesday, increasing rainfall over
the east of the State.
For the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, widespread rainfall of 50 mm to 100 mm with
isolated heavy rainfall total of up to 150 mm is forecast for the Interior
District. Heavier totals in excess of 150 mm are possible. Further heavy
rainfall is expected in the days following associated with the passage of the
low pressure system.
River rises with areas of localised flooding are expected in the North Interior
during Wednesday into Thursday.
Flood Safety Advice:
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
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am WST on Thursday 19 January 2017.
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts.
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