Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:54 pm WST on Monday 13 August 2018

The Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

Flood Watch Number: 1

Areas of flooding may develop along rivers in the South West District Rivers during Monday into Tuesday.

A cold front will approach the far southwest of the State late Monday and move through the South West Land Division on Tuesday.

Catchment conditions in the South West District are wet from rainfall over the past few weeks streams and rivers flowing.

For the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday rainfall totals of 10 to 20 mm with isolated 35 mm are forecast across the South West District.

Catchment conditions are wet and forecast rainfall in the affected catchments is expected to 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:

Harvey River
Collie River
Preston River
Blackwood River
Busselton Coastal Rivers
South West District Rivers

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

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