Residents in northern Western Australia took shelter as Tropical Cyclone Kelvin brought destructive winds and heavy rain but its power is weakening.
Tropical Cyclone Kelvin, which threatened lives and homes in Western Australia's far north, is weakening as it moves inland.
The Bureau of Meteorology says Kelvin is expected to weaken below cyclone strength on Monday but it was still packing very heavy rain and destructive winds near the centre.
The affected areas are the Inland areas of the far eastern Pilbara, far northwest North Interior District and adjacent areas of the western Kimberley.
Kelvin crossed the WA coast on Sunday morning near Anna Plains Station, about 250km south of Broome, as a category 2.
A red alert was issued for some areas with people warned to shelter in the strongest part of their homes or at the evacuation centre, away from doors and windows, and to keep emergency kits with them.
Cattle producer David Stoate has seen dozens of cyclones in the past 25 years, but says Kelvin is the worst to hit his family property, which includes 20,000 cattle.
Mr Stoate said his property copped a "belting" with roaring wind, roofs knocked off, windows smashed and trees uprooted.
He estimates the damage to be about $150,000.
The Bureau of Meteorology says damaging winds of 100km/h may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity.
Very heavy rainfall is also expected to continue over parts of the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.
Some roads are closed in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions, and people have been warned of flooding danger.
The Water Corporation is also advising people not to swim or fish in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome as a precaution following significant rainfall.
Other tropical cyclones so far this season in WA:
- Dahlia November/December - Category 2 in the Indian Ocean
- Hilda December 26 to 29 - Category 2 in the Kimberley region
- Irving January 3 to 10 - Category 2 in the Indian Ocean
- Joyce January 7 to 13 - Category 1 in the Kimberley region.