Flash flood warning for WA’s Kimberley and Fitzroy River catchments as tropical low moves inland
WA’s far north is expecting up to 400mm of rain as a tropical low that formed off the Kimberley coast moves inland.
The heavy rain has built up over the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and is forecasted to hit parts of the northern and western Kimberley before passing over the Dampier Peninsula and across the Pilbara coast by the weekend.
The wet conditions could cause flash flooding in the Kimberley and Fitzroy River catchments.
A flood watch has already been issued for those areas, while Kununurra, Wyndam and Lake Argyle are also expected to be affected.
A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall is currently in place in northern Kimberly.
The tropical low, identified as 12U is likely to strengthen into a tropical cyclone if it does move offshore later in the week.
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