WA weather: Exmouth to hit 38C as storms, heavy rainfall batter Carnegie, Cocklebiddy, Eyre and Rawlinna

Taylor RenoufPerthNow
A photo of the flooding in Rawlinna overnight.
Camera IconA photo of the flooding in Rawlinna overnight. Credit: Rawlinna Station WA/Facebook

Temperatures in one part of WA will near 40C on Monday as residents in another part of the State deal with heavy rainfall and flooding.

Popular holiday hotspot Exmouth is set to reach 38C and high temperatures are expected for the rest of the week.

However, on the opposite side of the State, a severe storm is lashing the area, with Emergency WA warning residents to take action now.

Locations affected by the wild weather include Carnegie, Cocklebiddy, Eyre and Rawlinna.

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Flooding has forced the closure of roads in the area, including Leonora Laverton Road between Laverton and Leonora.

Eyre Hwy between Cocklebiddy and Madura is open however authorities are urging people to drive with caution.

Weatherzone claims more than four months of rain has called in a single day and with the weather likely to persist through to Tuesday and even Wednesday, there is a chance WA will receive a year’s worth of rainfall by the end of the week.

Rawlinna Station — WA’s biggest sheep station — has been hit by heavy rainfall and shared a picture to Facebook of a resident saving chickens in a canoe.

A photo of the flooding in Rawlinna overnight
Camera IconA photo of the flooding in Rawlinna overnight. Credit: Rawlinna Station WA/Facebook

“Overseer/ Chicken Relocater Craig Chandler out saving the homestead chickens from the rising water.”

In other post they showed the inside of their flooded shed, saying “Okay we said we’d never turn away the rain but it’s starting to get very wet out here! There’s water through the cookhouse, the workshop and spare parts room! The gennie shed is flooded and there’s water in the petrol tanks… and more on the way”.


  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillowcases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
  • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

For more details and to keep up to date with the latest emergency warnings visit https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/.

In the Perth metropolitan area, residents will escape the severe weather and can expect a week of warm temperatures. Towards the end of the week, there is a slight chance of a shower.


Tuesday: 30C, partly cloudy

Wednesday: 30C, partly cloudy

Thursday: 31C, partly cloudy

Friday: 31C, partly cloudy

Saturday: 31C, partly cloudy

Sunday: 31C, partly cloudy

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