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Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for damaging and locally destructive winds, large hail and heavy rainfall
for the Lower West, South West, South Coastal, Great Southern and Central Wheat
Belt forecast districts.

Issued at 10:40 am WST on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

For people in parts of WA south of a line from Augusta to Dwellingup to York to Mount Jackson to Albany. This includes people in, near or between the following towns: York, Southern Cross, Narrogin, Katanning, Bridgetown and Albany.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop along a surface trough after midday.

Storms may be accompanied by
- DANGEROUS WINDS
- LARGE HAIL
- HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING.
Storms could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Thunderstorms are expected to extend further east this evening.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe
weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- Store or weigh down loose objects such as outdoor furniture.
- Have an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and
first aid kit.
- Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
- Move vehicles under cover.
- Boat owners should securely moor their boats.
- Campers should find shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains
and streams.

The next warning will be issued by 1:30 pm WST Wednesday.

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.

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