WA Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Kimberley district.

Issued at 3:53 pm Monday, 23 December 2019.

A line of severe thunderstorms is moving through the northern Kimberley.

Weather Situation: At 3:40 pm radar imagery showed a line of thunderstorms located over Wyndham, moving northwest at 60 km/h. The line of storms may impact Kalumburu after 7.00 pm WST.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Wyndham, Kalumburu and Mitchell Plateau.

A gust of 116 km/h was reported at Wyndham Airport at 3.33 pm WST.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
* Slow down and turn your headlights on.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.


 

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