Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:46 pm WST on Monday 11 April 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1

FLOODING MAY DEVELOP IN THE SOUTH EAST COASTAL DISTRICT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON

A complex weather system is bringing significant rainfall across the southwest and southern interior. The system is forecast to enter the South West Land Division and move slowly into the southern Goldfields and East Coastal areas in coming days.

Showers have occurred in the area during the past 24 hours.

Heavy rainfall is forecast from Monday afternoon, with six hourly totals of
40-50 mm likely with isolated totals of 70 mm possible.

Flooding of low lying areas and river rises are expected. Many roads, and possibly primary and secondary highways, may be affected. Some communities may become isolated. Check road conditions before travelling. These impacts may occur across parts of the South East Coast.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

South Coastal Rivers

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and flash flooding is current.

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 https://www.emergency.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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