Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal, South East Coastal and
Great Southern forecast districts.
Issued at 3:18 pm WST on Saturday 8 October 2016.
For people in parts of WA southwest of a line from Mandurah to Lake Grace to Esperance are advised that the Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds has been CANCELLED. This includes people in, near or between Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Albany, Katanning, Narrogin and Esperance.
The cold front is weakening as it moves east through the South West Land
Division. A moderate to fresh west to southwesterly flow will persist across
the southwest of the State for the remainder of this afternoon, before easing
further during the evening.
The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
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.
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.
While many Gulf of Carpentaria residents rejoiced at the thorough drenching , others are glancing over their shoulders with a sense of fear.
An impressive area of thunderstorms swept across the southwest of the country last night.
The nation's capital has rewritten the record books this morning, producing a May-like morning in February.