Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Pilbara and Gascoyne districts.

Issued at 9:22 am Tuesday, 5 June 2018.
Heavy rainfall will extend into the far southwest Pilbara during the afternoon and evening.

Weather Situation:
A rain band lies over the western Gascoyne and is likely to extend into southwest parts of the Pilbara during the afternoon and evening.
HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible between Carnarvon and Coral Bay, and inland to Gascoyne Junction. This area will extend north and east during Tuesday, reaching the far southwest Pilbara Tuesday afternoon or evening.

A Flood Watch is current for the Murchison, Minilya, Gascoyne and Ashburton River Catchments. For further details please refer to
Winds are gradually easing in coastal parts and damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour are no longer expected. Strong and squally winds remain possible in the rain band.
Tides will be higher than expected between Ningaloo and Kalbarri.
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, Onslow, Paraburdoo, Tom Price and Mount Augustus.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central West district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

The warning for the far southwest Gascoyne, including Shark Bay and Denham has also been CANCELLED.

This weather is unusual for this part of WA for this time of year. Heavy rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.
In the 24 hours to 9am, Shark Bay recorded 95.6mm of rain.

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.