Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Kimberley and North Interior districts.

Issued at 10:09 pm Friday, 27 December 2019.
Squall line moving through the south Kimberley and far north Interior

Weather Situation: At 9:50pm a squall line was moving over Fitzroy Crossing, southern parts of the Kimberley and the adjacent north Interior. The line is moving at approximately 50 kilometres per hour to the northwest. These storms may impact Curtin and Derby between 1am and 2am on Saturday morning.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds with gusts up to 110 kilometres per hour in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Derby and Fitzroy Crossing.

Fitzroy Crossing aerodrome recorded a wind gust of 98 kilometres per hour at 9:46pm.
The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

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 there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
* Slow down and turn your headlights on.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.