Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Gascoyne and parts of Pilbara and Central West districts.

Issued at 10:32 pm Monday, 4 June 2018.
Heavy rainfall developing and extending inland on Tuesday. Potential for damaging winds in coastal areas and inland parts of the Gascoyne.

Weather Situation:
A strengthening northerly flow and rain band is over coastal parts of the Gascoyne and northern parts of the Central West district. Heavy rainfall is likely to extend into the inland Gascoyne early Tuesday and then into the western Pilbara late Tuesday.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible in coastal areas between Carnarvon and Kalbarri. This area will extend north and east during Tuesday, reaching the far southwest Pilbara Tuesday evening.

A Flood Watch is current for the Murchison, Minilya, Gascoyne and Ashburton River Catchments. For further details please refer to

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are possible in coastal areas. DAMAGING WINDS could also occur in the inland Gascoyne during Tuesday morning and afternoon. Strong and squally winds are possible over west Pilbara and adjacent Gascoyne areas during Tuesday.

Tides between Shark Bay and Kalbarri are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS during Tuesday.

Severe weather associated with the passage of a strong cold front is likely over the South West Land Division, southern Gascoyne and Goldfields. A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for this area. For further details please refer to

Locations which may be affected include Carnarvon, Exmouth, Kalbarri, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet and Yalgoo.

This weather is unusual for this part of WA for this time of year. Winds and rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.
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.