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Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Cancellation of
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for the Central West, Lower West, South Coastal, Great Southern and Central
Wheat Belt forecast districts.

Issued at 5:29 am WST on Monday 18 August 2014.

People in parts of WA bounded by a line from Morawa to Merredin to Mount Barker to Dwellingup to Gingin to Morawa are advised that the Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been CANCELLED.

The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Central West, Lower West, South
Coastal, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt forecast districts has been
cancelled. Although thunderstorms will continue through this area today, they
are no longer expected to be severe.

The following wind gusts were recorded on Sunday evening:
120 kilometres per hour at Busselton Jetty at 7:29 pm.
106 kilometres per hour at Ocean Reef at 10:00 pm.
104 kilometres per hour at Rottnest Island at 10:00 pm.
100 kilometres per hour at Cape Naturaliste at 5:29 pm.

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.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

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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