Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central West and parts of Lower West districts.

Issued at 4:49 am Saturday, 6 February 2021.
Tropical low bringing heavy rainfall and abnormally high tides to the Central West and adjacent Lower West.

Weather Situation: At 4:00am WST Saturday 6 February, a tropical low was located approximately 100km southwest of Carnarvon. The low is expected to move southwards during the weekend while remaining offshore from the west coast, before passing close to the SW Capes on Monday morning.
It is not forecast to develop into a tropical cyclone however hazardous weather is still likely.
HEAVY RAINFALL is expected over the Central West during Saturday with daily totals between 30 to 50 millimetres and isolated falls up to 100 millimetres. The HEAVY RAINFALL should extend into the north of the Lower West during Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
Tides are also likely to be higher than expected over the weekend along the west coast, and may rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with ROUGH SEAS and POTENTIAL FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS with the high tides on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Flood Warnings are current for river catchments across the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne districts. Please refer to for further details.
Locations which may be affected include Geraldton, Kalbarri, Moora, Lancelin, Mullewa and Northampton.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Gascoyne district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Widespread falls of 50-100mm with isolated heavier falls were recorded across western parts of the Gascoyne during Thursday and Friday. Some parts of the northern Central West have received about 25mm of rain in the past 6 hours.

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.