Cyclone watch for WAโ€™s Kimberley region

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A TROPICAL low over the Kimberley may turn into a severe cyclone packing destructive winds as strong as 165km/h if the weather system intensifies as expected.

A cyclone watch is now in place for people between Kuri Bay and Wallal, including Broome and Derby, as WAโ€™s far north prepares for another severe weather system.

The Bureau of Meteorology states that a tropical low is expected to move off the north-west Kimberley coast and may develop into a tropical cyclone during Friday.

It is expected to intensify into a category two system before turning south on Saturday, making landfall possibly as a severe category 3 tropical cyclone Sunday.

Gales with gusts up to 100km/h are expected along the coast during Friday afternoon and if the cyclone strengthens, destructive winds up to 165km/h are possible.

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