Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:59 pm WST on Sunday 25 July 2021

Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING MAY DEVELOP IN THE AVON, SWAN, MURRAY AND HARVEY RIVER CATCHMENTS

A strong cold front will cross the southern and central parts of the State overnight Monday into Tuesday and is expected to bring heavy showers to the Lower West and South West District Rivers.

No significant rainfall recorded in the flood watch catchments during the 24 hours to 9:00 am Sunday.

As the cold front crosses into the Lower West and South West District Rivers late Monday into Tuesday, total rainfall of 30 mm with isolated totals of 50 - 60 mm along the Darling Scarp. Further isolated rainfall of 15 - 20 mm is expected on Tuesday into Wednesday.

Rapid and flash flooding of low lying areas and river rises are expected. Many roads, and possibly primary and secondary roads, may be affected.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Avon River

Swan River

Murray River

Harvey River

This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. For more information on the Flood Watch Service visit http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
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 www.dfes.wa.gov.au

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au/maps-and-data/monitoring/river-level-monitoring

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