Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the South East Coastal forecast district.
Issued at 2:22 pm WST on Tuesday 31 March 2015.
People in parts of WA south of a line Esperance to Salmon Gums to Norseman to Balladonia to Israelite Bay are advised that the Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall that may cause flash flooding has been CANCELLED.
A rain band lies over central parts of the state and down across the south
coast. Showers and rain are still likely but heavy rain is no longer expected.
Heavy rain has fallen earlier today and susceptible areas may still be
experiencing local flooding.
The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued
Recorded rainfall amounts for the past 24 hours include:
- 57.4mm at Cascades DAFWA observing site
- 52.8mm at Scaddan
- 46.6mm at Esperance Airport
- 49.4mm at Mount Burdett DAFWA observing site
- 42.8mm at Coomalbidgup DAFWA observing site
- 40.4mm at Condingup West DAFWA observing site
- 39.4mm at Ned's Corner
- 38.0mm at Esperance Town
- 36.4mm at Cascades
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 carefull 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.