WA Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Eucla, Lower West, South West, South Coastal, South East Coastal, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt and parts of Goldfields, Central West and Gascoyne districts.

Issued at 10:49 am Wednesday, 3 August 2022.

Damaging winds forecast to continue, gradually easing from the west tonight and through Thursday.

Weather Situation: Vigorous frontal activity along with gusty showers and thunderstorms will continue across southern parts of the state for the remainder of today and through Thursday. Prolonged windy and hazardous conditions will ease from the west later tonight and focus about the southeastern coast during Thursday.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS in excess of 90 km/h are possible over southern WA. Winds are forecast to ease from the west later this afternoon, contracting to southern parts of the South East Coastal and Eucla forecast districts during Thursday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 65 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h remain possible about exposed locations along the west coast south of and including Perth until late afternoon.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS may cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY and are more likely along the coast and nearby inland, becoming more isolated further inland.

This weather system is expected to be windier and longer lasting than a typical front and is likely to produce the kind of weather that is only seen about once per year.

A separate Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING SURF is also current. See http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Norseman, Northam and Perth.

Significant wind observations for the event:

Cape Leeuwin recorded a 135 km/h wind gust at 12:47 am Tuesday.

Bickley recorded a 117 km/h wind gust at 02:47 am Tuesday.

Cape Naturaliste recorded a 115 km/h wind gust at 06:47 pm Tuesday.

Busselton Jetty recorded a 113 km/h wind gust at 11:50 pm Monday.

Mandurah recorded a 109 k/h wind gust at 02:59 am Tuesday.

Gingin Airport recorded a 109 km/h wind gust at 02:11 am Tuesday.

Shark Bay Airport recorded a 107 km/h wind gust at 04:20 pm Monday.

Rottnest Island recorded a 107 km/h wind gust at 03:02 am Tuesday.

Mount Howick recorded a 93 km/h wind gust at 09:05 am Tuesday.

Jandakot Airport recorded a 93 km/h wind gust at 10:12 pm Tuesday.

Perth Airport recorded a 91 km/h wind gust at 06:44am Tuesday.

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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