Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:30 am Tuesday, 23 January 2024.
Heavy rainfall possible through parts of northern Western Australia.

Weather Situation: A tropical low is tracking into the eastern Pilbara and is forecast to continue moving southwest, gradually weakening through Wednesday.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for parts of the far western North Interior and South Interior, as well as the eastern Pilbara and Gascoyne throughout Tuesday. The risk of heavy rainfall will increase overnight and continue into Wednesday morning. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 60 to 80 mm are possible.
Flood Watches and Flood Warnings are current across northern WA catchments. For details, please see

Locations which may be affected include Newman, Jigalong, Nullagine and Telfer.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Kimberley district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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.