People in western parts of the State from Onslow to Perth should prepare for a period of intense wind and rain that could lead to flash flooding over the weekend and on Monday.
Dangerous surf and storm surge will make conditions on the ocean treacherous.
The reason such a large part of Western Australia is expected to be affected is because two tropical systems are expected to approach WA’s coast at different times.
The first impacts to WA are expected Saturday night in the Exmouth area with a brief, but possibly intense period of heavy rain and strong to gale force winds
This is from tropical low 23U, which is forecast to intensify to category 1 strength late today or early tomorrow, when it would then be named Tropical Cyclone Odette.