Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Gascoyne and Central West districts.

Issued at 3:47 pm Sunday, 3 June 2018.

Weather Situation:
A strengthening northerly flow and rain band will cause winds and rain to increase from late Monday over western parts othe Gascoyne and northern parts of the Central West district. Heavy rainfall is likely to extend into the inland Gascoyne and western Pilbara over Tuesday and Wednesday.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop within the warning area from Monday evening and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible from Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday. This is likely to extend into inland parts of the Gascoyne and the western Pilbara later on Tuesday and during Wednesday.

This is an unusual weather pattern for this time of year with abnormal rainfall expected over the Gascoyne and Pilbara.

A strong cold front will move through the South West Land Division on Tuesday, expected near the southwest Capes from 9am and through the Perth Metropolitan area around 3pm. DAMAGING WINDS are likely on and ahead of the front, particularly about coastal areas. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which may cause BEACH EROSION are possible in coastal areas between Shark Bay and Cape Leeuwin on Tuesday. These areas are likely to have a separate Severe Weather Warning issued during Monday, keep up to date with the latest warnings at

Severe Weather events are forecast to affect Denham, Kalbarri, Overlander Roadhouse and Wooramel Roadhouse.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.