Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Kimberley, Pilbara and North Interior districts.

Issued at 11:07 am Tuesday, 1 February 2022.

TROPICAL LOW TO BRING SQUALLS AND HEAVY MONSOONAL RAIN

Weather Situation: An active monsoon trough extends across the Kimberley. A slow moving tropical low lies over the far southern Kimberley.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible with daily rainfall totals of 50 to 100 mm with isolated heavier falls in excess of 150mm.

DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS with peak gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY, mainly in or near thunderstorms.

Locations which may be affected include Broome, Derby, Kalumburu, Kuri Bay, Mitchell Plateau and Mount Barnett.

Flood Watches and Warnings are also current for the Kimberley, please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.

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

Broome Airport recorded 326mm in 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, with 48 hr totals reaching 564mm.

Bidyadanga recorded 134mm to 9am Tuesday.

Kilto Station 122mm to 9am Tuesday.

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.