Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Kimberley district.

Issued at 4:45 pm Saturday, 29 January 2022.


Weather Situation: An active monsoon trough extends across the Kimberley. A developing tropical low is expected to move to the southeast Kimberley across the WA/NT border on Sunday and become slow moving across the southern Kimberley or adjacent North Interior on Monday.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible with daily rainfall totals of 50 to 100mm and isolated falls in excess of 150 mm over the western Kimberley from Sunday.

Locations which may be affected include Broome, Derby, Beagle Bay, Cape Leveque, Cockatoo Island, Fitzroy Crossing, Kalumburu, Kuri Bay, Lombadina, Mitchell Plateau, Mount Barnett and Troughton Island.

People in the north of WA may experience this type of weather each year at this time but winds and rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

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.