A tropical low close to the north Kimberley coast near Cape Leveque may develop into a tropical cyclone during this afternoon as it moves towards the west southwest and over open water.
Gales gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Cape Leveque today. Gales may extend further southwest to Broome and Bidyadanga later if the system takes a more southerly track.
Heavy rain is expected to cause flooding over the north and northwest today. Tides may also be higher then normal between Mitchell Plateau and Cape Leveque today.