Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for the Pilbara and Gascoyne forecast districts.
Issued at 8:27 pm WST on Wednesday 4 March 2015.
People in parts of WA northwest of a line from Cape Cuvier to Nanutarra to Onslow are advised that the severe thunderstorm warning has been CANCELLED. This includes people in Exmouth and Coral Bay.
Thunderstorms are continuing in this region and although gusty winds and heavy
showers are possible, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED.
The situation will continue to be monitored and further alerts will be issued
Learmonth Airport recorded 82.2mm of rain between 4:30 pm and 8:00pm, along
with a wind gust of 80 kilometres per hour at 4:57 pm.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
- Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
- Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be
treated as live.
- Assess your home, car and property for damage.
- If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to
organise permanent repairs.
- If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or
flooding, call the SES on 132 500.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
web site at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.
The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate this
warning being broadcast regularly.