Cyclone still potentially brewing, but not just yet....

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Leigh Rawlings goes for a paddle on the corner of Weaber Plains Road and Barringtonia Street.
Camera IconLeigh Rawlings goes for a paddle on the corner of Weaber Plains Road and Barringtonia Street.

Forecasters are still monitoring a weak tropical low and warning a monsoon trough moving south could still form into a cyclone.

However, the Bureau of Meterology says if a cyclone were to hit the North West as a result of the weather system, it’s likely to happen after next Wednesday.

Today, bureau spokesman Angus Moore an increase in rainfall in the Kimberley could significantly increase, and that the monsoon trough could potentially reach the North West.

In the longer term, the monsoon trough is forecast to continue moving further south into the southern hemisphere. As it moves over waters between Indonesia and Western Australia towards the end of the week.

The bureau advised it was an opportunity for people who were thinking of going away ahead of the Christmas season to tidy up some loose objects and keep them stored away.

The risk increases next weekend for a tropical system to develop south of the Indonesian Archipelago.

Residents in the North West have been warned to prepare for bad weather, stay in contact with neighbours and make sure everything was locked up and secured.

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