Latest update from BOM.
Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the Western Region
Issued at 2:00 pm WST on Wednesday 4 January 2017
for the period until midnight WST Saturday 7 January 2017.
Existing Cyclones in the Western Region:
At 12pm WST on Wednesday, a tropical low was located over the northern Kimberley near 15.3S 127.2E, approximately 100 kilometres west of Wyndham, moving west south-west at 17 kilometres per hour. The low is expected to move in a generally south-west direction, roughly parallel to the west Kimberley coast over the coming days. Heavy rainfall, gusty winds and flooding is likely with the passage of this low and warnings are current for parts of the Kimberley. For more information, see www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings.
There is a risk that this low may take a more westerly track and move offshore from the west Kimberley later on Friday or over the weekend. In the event the low does move over waters north of Western Australia, there is the potential for the system to develop into a tropical cyclone.
Likelihood of this system being a tropical cyclone in the Western Region on: