Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for WA

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning For The Sandy Desert
Issued at 10:44 AM WST on Sunday 24 January 2021
Flood Watch Number: 3

A decaying tropical low is now located near Warburton near the NT/ WA/ SA border. The system is weakening as it moves southeast. The low is expected to move into South Australia by late Sunday.
In the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, 44 mm was recorded at Warburton and 20 mm at Giles. Little or no rain is forecast over the Sandy Desert during Sunday

Sandy Desert:
No further flooding is expected in the Sandy Desert. The rainfall from the low may have adversely impacted on road conditions with some sections becoming impassable.

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 velocity.}
Community information is available from DFES at
Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at
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