Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Kimberley and parts of North Interior districts.

Issued at 5:32 pm Friday, 14 January 2022.

EX-TROPICAL CYCLONE BRINGS HEAVY FALLS AND WINDY WEATHER TO THE KIMBERLEY AND NORTH INTERIOR.

Weather Situation:
At 5 pm Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany was located over the northern Kimberley and was moving towards the southwest. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany will remain a deep tropical low as it slowly tracks south tonight over inland Kimberley and enters the North Interior District later on Saturday.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected across the northern and inland areas of the Kimberley as the tropical low starts to track south.

Heavy rain is likely to spread to the southern Kimberley tonight and to the adjacent North Interior during Saturday.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS up to 100 km/h are expected in severe thunderstorms across the Kimberley and adjacent North Interior.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS are also possible across the remaining Kimberley and North Interior further away from the tropical low and separate Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued as required.

A Flood Watch for the Kimberley and eastern Desert regions is also current. Refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for all current warnings.

Locations which may be affected include Derby, Cape Leveque, Beagle Bay, Halls Creek, Kununurra, Wyndham, Kuri Bay, Lake Argyle, Mitchell Plateau, Mount Barnett, Troughton Island and Warmun.

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.

Ellenbrae in the northeast Kimberley has reported 155.5 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours till 9 am today.

Lombadina Airstrip has reporting 140 mm of rainfall since 9 am today.

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.