One of two tropical cyclones off the coast of Western Australia has been downgraded.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Odette is weakening, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has advised, but could still bring strong winds.
The Exmouth and Coral Bay regions have been warned to brace for strong winds this afternoon and into the evening.
“Weather conditions will change rapidly near the west coast on Sunday as Seroja is forecast to accelerate to the southeast making landfall late Sunday or early Monday between Carnarvon and Jurien Bay,” the BoM warned.
Gales with gusts of up to 100 km/h are forecast to develop between Coral Bay and Kalbarri during Sunday.
Gales will extend further south towards Lancelin and inland into the Gascoyne and northern Wheatbelt later Sunday and then further inland to the southern Goldfields during Monday.
Destructive winds up to 150 km/h are forecast to occur closer to the centre of Seroja as it moves across the coast and into adjacent inland parts.
Heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and abnormally high tides are all also on the cards.