Cyclone could reach NT border

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Tropical cyclone Laurence has weakened as it tracks towards central Australia however residents are still being warned to be expecting flooding from heavy rain into Wednesday morning.

According to Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), the gusts up to 100km/h from the downgraded category two cyclones can reach the Northern Territory and South Australian borders on Wednesday.

Heavy rain lashed the Pilbara region in northwest WA on Tuesday night, with the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) caution of flash flooding.

"Very heavy rainfall has been reported in the Yarrie Station area and upstream due to Cyclone Laurence," a FESA statement said on Tuesday night.

"Heavy rainfall has continued in the catchment and more is expected all night above Warrawagine Station, including the Oakover River catchment." About 150mm of rain was expected to fall on the east Pilbara region, the BoM said.

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