Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:44 am WST on Sunday 16 January 2022

Flood Watch Number: 4

FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN KIMBERLEY AND EASTERN DESERT REGIONS

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany is moving southeastwards over the North Interior into the South Interior and Northern Territory. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany will remain a deep tropical low as it tracks to the southeast during Sunday towards South Australia.

Rainfall totals of 30 - 110 mm have been recorded in the Kimberley catchments during the 24 hours to 9:00 am Sunday.

Thunderstorms will continue in the Kimberley catchments with rainfall totals up to 50 mm for the rest of Sunday into Monday.

Rainfall totals of 50 - 80 mm with isolated totals up to 120 mm are forecast for the Desert Catchments for the remainder of Sunday into Monday.

River rises are occurring as a result of the recent heavy rainfall and areas of flooding are possible. While river levels subside, roads may still be impacted for some time. Check road conditions before travelling.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

East Kimberley Rivers
North Kimberley Rivers
West Kimberley Rivers
Fitzroy River
Warburton District Rivers
Sturt Creek District
Tanami Desert
Western Desert
Sandy Desert

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 https://www.emergency.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