Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for WA

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Flood Watch For Eastern Desert Regions
Issued at 11:00 AM WST on Monday 17 January 2022
Flood Watch Number: 5
FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN EASTERN DESERT REGIONS

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany is near the far southwest border of WA/SA and will continue to move southeast into South Australia while weakening.
Rainfall totals of 10 - 60 mm have been recorded in the South Interior catchments during the 24 hours to 9:00 am Monday.
Rainfall totals of 30 - 50 mm with isolated totals up to 75 mm are forecast in parts of the South Interior for the remainder of Monday.
Recent heavy rainfall and areas of flooding may adversely affect road conditions and some communities and homesteads may become isolated in the flood watch area.
River and stream levels are expected to generally ease in the Kimberley over the next few days and return to normal wet season levels. However river rises are expected along the Fitzroy River downstream of Dimond Gorge for the next few days.
While river levels subside, roads may still be impacted for some time. Check road conditions before travelling.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Warburton District Rivers
Western Desert
East Kimberley Rivers
North Kimberley Rivers
West Kimberley Rivers
Fitzroy River
Sturt Creek District
Sandy Desert
Tanami Desert

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:
East Kimberley Rivers,
North Kimberley Rivers,
West Kimberley Rivers,
Sturt Creek District,
Tanami Desert,
Sandy Desert.

This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. For more information on the Flood Watch Service visit http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au/maps-and-data/monitoring/river-level-monitoring
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 velocity.
Community information is available from DFES at https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/}

Next issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 11:00 am WST on Tuesday 18 January 2022.

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