Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Pilbara and Gascoyne districts.

Issued at 1:40 pm Monday, 18 June 2018.
Heavy rain possible will over the northwest of the State during Monday

Weather Situation:

A cloud band lies over the northwest of WA. Areas of rain have devleoped over mainly coastal parts between Carnarvon and Exmouth, and will extend through the remainder of the warning area during the remainder of Monday. Heavier falls should contract into the far western Pilbara during the early hours of Tuesday morning before easing throughout Tuesday afternoon.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible during Monday and early Tuesday morning particularly near the coast in the far northwest Gascoyne and western Pilbera, where 24 hour rainfall totals of 100mm to 9am Tuesday are possible.
Locations which may be affected include Exmouth, Onslow, Coral Bay, Gascoyne Junction, Minilya Roadhouse and Nanutarra.

This type of weather is unseasonal for the northwest Gascoyne and western Pilbara, and rainfall totals will add to received from previous weather systems earlier this month.
Carnarvon has recorded 31.1mm in the 12 hours to 1pm Monday and Minilya Bridge 49.4mm.

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.