Please note changes to warning area of thunderstorm.
If you live in an area bounded by Esperance to
Paynes Find to Mount Augustus to Newman to Wiluna to Leonora to Balladonia and
along the coast to Esperance you should continue to take action and
stay safe with more thunderstorms to come.
This includes people in, near or between Meekatharra and Kalgoorlie.
This does not include Newman,
Esperance or Southern Cross.
The warning for people in the area bounded by Mt Augustus to
Paynes Find to Murchison Roadhouse to Mt Augustus has been cancelled
This weather is not unusual for this time
of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.
WHAT TO DO:
care in the Midwest Gascoyne
The severe weather warning
for the area bounded by Mt Augustus to Paynes Find to Murchison Roadhouse to Mt
Augustus has been cancelled, but people in these areas should take care
when going outside and assessing damage.
DFES has these tips to help you and your family stay
safe once the storm has passed:
information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or
As at Time
4.29pm on 29 February 2016 the Bureau of Meteorology advises that there is a
risk of severe thunderstorms during Monday afternoon and evening.
satellite and radar imagery showed a line of potentially severe thunderstorms
extending from just east of Paynes Find to the south coast east of
also an area of thunderstorms about 100 km north of Meekatharra and moving the
south at about 60 km/hr.
are forecast to reach Meekatharra between 5:20 and 5:40pm.
the warning area north of Mount Magnet, including those heading towards
Meekatharra, may be accompanied by:
the warning area south of Mount Magnet may be accompanied by:
After a storm State Emergency
Service (SES) volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly
damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes
and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news
For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or
call 1300 659 213.
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.
A new alert may have been issued for this incident.
Please visit the Alerts and Warnings page for the latest information.
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