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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for WA

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia


Severe Weather Warning

For people in parts of Pilbara and Gascoyne districts.

Issued at 4:40 am Monday, 18 June 2018.

Heavy rain will develop over the northwest of the State during Monday

Weather Situation:
A cloud band continues to develop over the northwest of WA ahead of a cold front passing over the southwest of the State early Monday morning. The band will extend from the far northwest Gascoyne to the western Pilbara during the day. Heavy rain has started to fall over coastal parts between Coral Bay and Carnarvon, and will extend through the remainder of the warning area during the day.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible during Monday, particularly near the coast in the far west Pilbara and northwest Gascoyne, where 24 hour rainfall totals of 100mm to 9am Tuesday are possible.

Locations which may be affected include Carnarvon, Exmouth, Onslow, Gascoyne Junction, Minilya Roadhouse and Wooramel Roadhouse.

This type of weather is unseasonal for the northwest Gascoyne and western Pilbara, and rainfall totals will add to received from previous weather systems earlier this month.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* 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 next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AWST Monday.

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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