BOM on North West cyclone watch

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
The tropical low as of 3pm, January 22.
Camera IconThe tropical low as of 3pm, January 22.

The Pilbara could finally see some rain this wet season as there is currently a small risk that a tropical cyclone could move over the west Pilbara coast late in the weekend.

The Bureau of Meteorology is monitoring a tropical low which has developed north of the Kimberley and is at significant risk of becoming a tropical cyclone later in the week, most likely from late Thursday.

A coastal crossing for the Kimberley is highly unlikely with the system more likely to remain further offshore and move west-southwest, roughly parallel to the coast.

Significantly increased swell and increased rainfall for the Pilbara coast would still be likely in this scenario.

For updates, keep an eye on the BOM website.

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