Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:56 am WST on Monday 17 June 2024

Flood Watch Number: 3


Rain and chance of thunderstorms over southwest Pilbara and Gascoyne, with possible heavy falls through the far southwest Pilbara and northwest Gascoyne are forecast from Monday.

Catchments across the Flood Watch area remain generally dry.

Rainfall totals of 30 to 60 mm with isolated higher totals of 80 to 100 mm are possible across the Lyndon-Minilya catchment during Monday. Rainfall totals of 15 to 30 mm with isolated higher totals of 30 to 50 mm are possible in Lyndon-Minilya and Onslow Coast catchments during Tuesday. Further moderate rainfall totals are possible in the Onslow Coast catchment during Wednesday.

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

Flooding is no longer expected in the the Gascoyne River and the Wooramel River catchments.

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