Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
Kimberley district.

Issued at 10:17 am Wednesday, 12 April 2017.

A Tropical Low system lies about 500km east northeast of Kalamburu and is slowly moving in a west to southwesterly direction. The Tropical Low is expected to move along the north Kimberley coast during Thursday and Friday. The system is no longer expected to become a tropical cyclone, however it may still produce severe weather over the far north Kimberley.

This weather system may cause DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour on Thursday and Friday, which could result in DAMAGE to HOMES AND PROPERTY.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over the warning area, with the heaviest rainfall expected to be during Thursday and Friday.

HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES are expected between the NT Border and Kuri Bay on Thursday, extending to Cape Leveque during Friday and may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS.

Conditions will ease from the northeast during Friday.

Locations which may be affected include Kalumburu, Mitchell Plateau and Troughton Island.

This weather system is unusual for this time of year and severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

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.