No cyclone expected, but heavy storms and floods could swamp WA
Travellers and locals alike have been urged to batten down the hatches and be cautious as a heavy storm rolls across Western Australia.
“We couldn’t see 20-30 metres ahead of us, so we turned back,” traveller Riley Even said.
“Probably a good decision, it’s only getting worse.”
The tropical low is moving in a southerly direction about 250km southwest of Broome, towards Eighty Mile Beach and Sandfire Roadhouse.
However, it’s no longer expected to turn into a cyclone.
“It is, though, still a very powerful system and is producing gusts in excess of 100km/hr,” Neil Bennett of the Bureau of Meteorology said.
The storms began early this morning and even without the cyclone there’s more to come, with authorities thinking parts of the main road between Port Hedland and Broome will flood.