Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:00 pm WST on Thursday 4 February 2021

Flood Watch Number: 10

FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS MURCHISON AND GREENOUGH RIVERS

A slow moving tropical low was located approximately 100 km northeast of Carnarvon. The low will gradually move southwest and be off the coast later today before tracking south off the coast during Friday and Saturday.

No significant rainfall have been recorded over the flood watch area.

Rainfall forecast totals for Friday through to Saturday will range from 30 to 50 mm with isolated totals of 75 mm are possible over the Murchison River catchment. Rainfall totals of 30 - 60 mm with isolated totals up to 100 mm are possible in the Murchison and Greenough River catchments Saturday into Sunday.

Heavy rainfall is expected to cause significant flooding in the flood watch area. Secondary roads are likely to be disrupted and some communities and localities are likely to become isolated by road.

Dangerous flood waters may develop rapidly.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Murchison River

Greenough River

Flood Warnings are current for the following catchments: Fitzroy River, De Grey, Onslow Coast, Lyndon-Minilya, Gascoyne and Wooramel.

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:

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 www.dfes.wa.gov.au

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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map