WA Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Lower West, South West and parts of Central West districts.

Issued at 3:17 pm Wednesday, 10 June 2020.
Showers and thunderstorms associated with the passage of a cold front may produce heavy rainfall over southwest WA on Thursday morning.

Weather Situation:
The passage of a slow moving cold front over southwest WA during Thursday morning will produce showers and thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rainfall.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to localised FLASH FLOODING may develop over the Southwest Capes from about 2am Thursday morning, extending to coastal parts between Jurien Bay and Augusta, including Perth, between 5am and 8am and remaining parts of the warning area between 8am and 10am.
Heavy rainfall is expected to ease by around midday Thursday.
The passage of the front may also produce squally thunderstorms during Thursday morning.
Tides will be higher then expected in coastal parts of the warning area.

Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Perth, Dunsborough, Gingin, Harvey, Jurien Bay, Lancelin and Yanchep.

This is typical weather for this time of year but rainfall may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

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 boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* 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.


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