Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia
Final Flood Watch for catchments north of Derby in the North and West Kimberley
Issued at 10:55 am WST on Sunday 18 March 2018
The Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Flood Watch Number: 3
Flooding is possible in catchments north of Derby in the North and West
Kimberley Districts due to forecast rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone
Tropical Cyclone Marcus is crossing the far north Kimberley coast as a Category
2 system. As the system tracks west to southwest over the far northern
Kimberley today it will gradually weaken and is likely to become a Category 1
system later today.
Catchments in the region are still reasonably wet from seasonal rainfall to
Widespread rainfall totals of 50 to 100 mm, with isolated falls of 250mm are
forecast in the region for the 24 hours to 9am Monday.
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.
Flood Warnings have been issued for the following catchments:
Drysdale River, Pentecost River, King Edward River, Prince Regent River
and Isdell River.
This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. For more information on
the Flood Watch Service visit
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
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
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.