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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for WA

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia


Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in South West and South Coastal districts.

Issued at 10:03 am Sunday, 22 April 2018.

Weather Situation:
A cold front and associated low pressure system are currently affecting South West WA. The cold front is expected to move steadily north and east today, producing gusty thunderstorms and widespread showers across a broad area southwest of Geraldton to Esperance, including Perth.

However, Severe weather is no longer expected in Southwest WA. The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Steady rainfall will continue from now until early this evening, with rainfall totals of 20-40mm forecast across the Lower West and South West districts. Winds are expected to strengthen during the afternoon, and a marine gale warning has been issued for the Leeuwin Coast. Tides will be higher than normal for the remainder of today between Jurien Bay and Walpole.

The heaviest rainfall observed from this system (to 9am this morning) include:

38.4mm at Mayanup South

37mm at Ferguson Valley

36mm at Newbicup.

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.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213. The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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