Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of Kimberley and North Interior districts.
Issued at 10:55 am Sunday, 1 March 2020.
Wet and windy conditions associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther.
At 11:00am WST the centre of ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther was located about 210km east-southeast of Broome, moving towards the southeast at around 10 km/h. The tropical low is expected to track in a more easterly direction during the next 24 to 48 hours. Squally thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are likely, particularly close to the tropical low's centre.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over the warning area.
Widespread daily rainfall totals of 100 to 200mm are expected, with isolated falls to 350mm possible.
The low may cause DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 35 to 45 km/h with wind gusts potentially reaching 90 km/h, and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.
Locations which may be affected include Mitchell Plateau, Mount Burnett, Derby, Looma, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Balgo.
The Severe Weather Warning has been cancelled for the west Kimberley coast, including Broome.
Flood Watches and Warnings are current for parts of the Kimberley District. For further details please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/
In the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, reported rainfall included 208mm at Windjana Gorge, 207mm at
Napier Downs, 190mm at Kimberley Downs, 186mm at Camballa, 183mm at Meda, and 111mm at Derby.
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.