Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North Interior and South Interior districts.

Issued at 1:00 am Saturday, 23 January 2021.
The passage of a tropical low over the Interior of WA will produce areas of heavy rainfall.

Weather Situation: At 1:00am AWST, a tropical low was located well inland from the Eighty Mile Beach area, near Telfer. While the low is weak, it is producing areas of heavy rainfall well to the southeast of the system. The low is expected to move towards the southeast over Interior Districts during the weekend.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible with daily rainfall totals of 50 to 100mm with isolated falls to 200mm possible. The heaviest rain will be well to the southeast of the low.

Heavy rainfall is expected to extend further southeast, towards the border on Sunday.
Thunderstorms and gusty winds are also possible in the warning area.
Flood Watches and Warnings are current. Please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.
Locations which may be affected include Carnegie.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Pilbara district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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.
Between 9am Friday and and 1am Saturday, the following significant rainfall totals have been recorded:
Ripon Hills Road (east of Marble Bar): 71mm

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.