The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issues cyclone advice to the public in the form of a Cyclone Watch and Cyclone Warning.
DFES then issues Community Alerts to keep people informed and safe.
The alert level changes to reflect the increasing risk to your life and advises what you need to do before, during and after a cyclone.
DFES then issues the following cyclone alerts, Blue, Yellow, Red and All Clear.
- Blue Alert
Get Ready for a cyclone. You need to start preparing for cyclone weather.
- Yellow Alert
Take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone. You need to prepare for the arrival of a cyclone.
- Red Alert
Take shelter from the cyclone. You need to go shelter immediately.
- All Clear
The Cyclone has passed but take care. Wind and Storm surge dangers have passed but you need to take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.
- Cyclone Watch
Is used when damaging winds or gales are expected to affect communities within 48 hours.
- Cyclone Warning
Are issued when damaging winds or gales are likely to affect communities within 24 hours.
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au for current alerts and warnings.