Tropical Cyclone Blake was a weak Category 1 system just to the north of Broome that moved South and crossed the coast North of Port Hedland.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Blake at 5:00 pm AWST 7/01/2020:
Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 75 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 45 kilometres of 19.0 degrees South 120.9 degrees East, estimated to be 90 kilometres north northeast of Wallal Downs and 100 kilometres west southwest of Bidyadanga.
Movement: southwest at 14 kilometres per hour.
Tropical Cyclone Blake lies just offshore west southwest of Bidyadanga. It is likely to track close to the west Kimberley coast this evening and may intensify slightly if it remains far enough off the coast. Tropical Cyclone Blake is expected to cross the coast along Eighty Mile Beach near Wallal Downs late today or early Wednesday morning as a category 1 tropical cyclone.
GALES may be occurring along coastal parts between Bidyadanga and Sandfire. GALES could extend to Wallal Downs during this evening. There is a slight risk of GALES extending further along the Pilbara coast as far as De Grey and to inland parts of the eastern Pilbara as far inland as Shay Gap late Tuesday and into early Wednesday morning.
Heavy rainfall associated with the system is expected in the eastern Pilbara and far southwest Kimberley during the remainder of today and Wednesday. Persistent monsoonal rain and thunderstorm activity is also expected to continue in the northwest Kimberley with heavy falls possible a considerable distance away from the system centre.
Flood Watches and Warnings are current, please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.