Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides
flood warning services for the community of Western Australia
Flood Watch for the Interior District
Issued at 10:34 am WST on Thursday 12 January 2017
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
A trough of low pressure lies across the central Pilbara.
Heavy rainfall is forecast for the North and South Interior District. For the
24 hours to 9am Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 10 mm to 30 mm are
forecast, with isolated totals of 70 mm possible in the North Interior
District. Similar rainfall is also forecast for the South Interior District.
As a result, river rises with areas of localised flooding may develop in the
North and South Interior District over the coming days.
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 at
This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood/
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/
The next flood watch for the Interior District will be issued by 11 am WST
Friday 13 January 2017.
For information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visit