Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:10 am WST on Friday 11 August 2017

Western Australia Flood Warning Centre

A cold front is expected to reach the southwest corner of the State Friday evening and move across the south of the State on Saturday. A series of cold fronts moving over southwest WA are expected to follow over the weekend and into early next week, one reaching the southwest corner Saturday evening followed by another, stronger cold front expected to arrive Sunday evening.

Recent rainfall over the past week has caused river rises in the South West District, and further rainfall associated with the passage of the cold fronts this weekend is expected to result in renewed river rises and areas of flooding in the South West District.

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 at www.water.wa.gov.au

This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood

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