Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia
Moderate Flood Warning for the De Grey River Catchment
Issued at 4:06 pm WST on Tuesday 26 March 2019
Flood Warning Number: 9
Moderate flooding is now occurring in the De Grey River catchment.
Heavy rainfall from Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica is now causing significant
water level rises and areas of flooding in streams and waterways in the De Grey
Recorded 48 hour rainfall totals to 9am Monday over the De Grey River catchment
have ranged from 470 mm in western portions of the catchment to 40 mm in south
eastern parts. The highest totals reported include 468.6 mm at Upper North Pole
and 206.6 mm at Marble Bar.
No significant rainfall is expected over the De Grey catchment during Tuesday
and rivers and streams are expected to recede today.
The Nullagine River at Tumbinna pool is around the minor flood level (1.5 m)
and expected to remain around this level.
Minor flooding is now occurring along the Coongan River and the river levels
continue to fall.
Moderate flooding is now occurring along the Shaw River.
The Shaw River at North Pole Mine is now below the moderate level and
continuing to fall slowly.
The Shaw River at Marble Bar Road is now below the major level and continuing
to fall slowly.
De Grey River:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the De Grey River.
The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is currently at 7.60 metres and steady. The
De Grey River at Coolenar Pool may remain around the major flood level (8.00 m)
overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
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
Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au
Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental
Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am WST on Wednesday 27 March 2019.
Latest River Heights:
Oakover River at Ripon Hills Road, 1.48, Steady, 02:00 PM TUE 26/03/19
Nullagine River at Nullagine, 0.11, Steady, 02:00 PM TUE 26/03/19
Nullagine River at Tumbinna Pool, 2.26, Steady, 02:00 PM TUE 26/03/19
Coongan River at Marble Bar, 1.76, Steady, 01:00 PM TUE 26/03/19
Coongan River at Marble Bar Rd Crossing, 2.72, Steady, 01:00 PM TUE 26/03/19
Shaw River at North Pole Mine, 1.61, Steady, 01:00 PM TUE 26/03/19
Shaw River at Marble Bar Road Crossing, 2.60, Steady, 02:00 PM TUE 26/03/19
De Grey River at Coolenar Pool, 7.60, Steady, 01:00 PM TUE 26/03/19
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts.
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7 day forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Medium chance of showers in the far west, slight chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then tending NW/NE in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 39.
Forecast for Learmonth (22.2148°S, 114.0944°E, 2m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 25° 24° 23° 23° 24° 24° 25° Maximum 31° 31° 33° 35° 40° 41° 41° Chance of rain 40% 5% 20% 10% 10% 5% 10% Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 27
Wind direction NNE NNE NE N SW WNW SW WNW SSW N S NNW SSW WSW Relative humidity 71% 56% 72% 49% 64% 37% 62% 34% 57% 26% 49% 21% 49% 24% Dew point 23°C 22°C 23°C 19°C 21°C 17°C 21°C 17°C 22°C 18°C 20°C 15°C 20°C 17°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Learmonth (22.2148°S, 114.0944°E, 2m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:07am WST 6:30am WST 6:29pm WST 6:51pm WST 11:32pm WST 12:20pm WST Waning gibbous Last quarter Mar 28 New moon Apr 05 First quarter Apr 13 Full moon Apr 19
Temperature for next 7 days
Temperature in 7 days Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 31 31 33 35 40 41 41
Rain for next 7 days
Rain in 7 days Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 5 0 0 0 0 0 0