Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Kimberley district.

Issued at 4:39 pm Monday, 30 May 2022.

Heavy rainfall about the western Kimberley.

Weather Situation: Moisture is expected to increase tomorrow with an increased onshore flow around a surface trough approaching the western Kimberley coast.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING has currently eased over Pilbara region, however HEAVY RAINFALL is continuing about the western Kimberley coast, and is likely to continue through Tuesday.

6 hourly forecast rainfall totals of 40-80 mm are possible, reaching up to 80-120 mm near the coast.

A Flood Watch is current for the Pilbara Coast Rivers. Please refer to

Locations which may be affected include Broome, Beagle Bay, Bidyadanga, Cape Leveque, Sandfire and Wallal Downs.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Pilbara district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

24 hour rainfall totals to 9am Monday include :

138mm at Indee

125mm at Sherlock

105mm at Roebourne

96mm at Carraba

86mm at Port Hedland

84mm at Coonanarrina

75mm at Karratha

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.