Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 6:18 pm WST on Saturday 15 June 2024

Flood Watch Number: 1


Possible moderate to heavy rainfall developing about the far west Pilbara and adjacent northwest Gascoyne from overnight Saturday. Rain, chance of thunderstorms and moderate to possibly heavy rainfall are forecast for the next few days over the western Pilbara and northwest Gascoyne.

Catchments across the Flood Watch area remain generally dry from rainfall recorded over the last week.

Daily rainfall totals of 30 to 80 mm are possible across the Flood Watch areas, with higher isolated daily totals of 100 mm possible across the western Pilbara and northwest Gascoyne. The peak rain day is likely to be on Monday.

Flooding of low-lying areas and river rises are expected. Many roads, and possibly primary and secondary highways, may be affected. Some communities and homesteads may become isolated. Check road conditions before travelling.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Onslow Coast

Lyndon-Minilya Rivers

Gascoyne River

Wooramel 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 velocity.

Community information is available from DFES at

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at

Rainfall and River Conditions Map