Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:49 am WST on Sunday 14 January 2018

The Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

Flood Watch Number: 5

Flooding is possible in a number of catchments in Gascoyne and Central West Districts due to heavy rainfall associated with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Joyce.

The remnants of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Joyce will continue to track towards the southwest through the central Gascoyne and into northern parts of the South West Land Division over the next few days.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Monday, widespread rainfall totals of 50 mm are forecast for the Central West, western parts of Gascoyne, and Central Wheatbelt Districts with isolated totals up to 110 mm possible .

For the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday, widespread rainfall totals of 50 mm are forecast for the Lower West and western parts of Central Wheat Belt districts with isolated totals up to 110 mm possible.

Forecast rainfall in the affected catchments may result in river rises, areas of flooding and may adversely affect road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Gascoyne River

Murchison River

Greenough River

Moore and Hill Rivers

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Pilbara Coastal Rivers, Fortescue River, Ashburton River, Wooramel 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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map