The BOM has officially announced the formation of a Tropical Low North West of Australia today. Currently they expect this low to slowly drift South West today before re-curving towards the Western Coast of Australia. NGPS and GFS model outlooks also develops this storm (shown to the right) but they keep it off the coast as the development of the storm tracks South. Either way high waves will likely be expected along the west coast towards the West of Port Hedland over the next several days with outer rain bands bringing rainfall to the region.
Also we continue to watch an area of the Northern Coast for possible development, currently JTWC has rated this area a High Chance for development over the next 24hrs with model outlooks hinting at development over the next several days. This area though is near the Coast around Darwin and will have little time to completely develop before encountering overland friction.