Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Chance of a storm.
Chance of any rain: 20%
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Monday 10 December
Chance of a storm.
Chance of any rain: 30%
Rainfall amount: 0 to 2 mm
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the northwest, extending throughout from the late morning. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Tuesday 11 December
A few storms and showers.
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Light winds becoming southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning.
Wednesday 12 December
A few storms.
Cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning south to southeasterly during the morning.
Get ready now for thunderstorms for an area bounded by Three Rivers to Paynes Find to Dalwallinu to Jurien Bay to Gascoyne Junction to Three Rivers
Sunday 9 December 2012
If you live in parts of WA bounded by Three Rivers to Paynes Find to Dalwallinu to Jurien Bay to Gascoyne Junction to Three Rivers you need to get ready now for the thunderstorms coming this afternoon.
This includes people in or near Jurien Bay and Dalwallinu and surrounding areas.
This is typical weather for this time of year but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.
WHAT TO DO:
DFES’s State Emergency Service (SES) has these tips to help you and your family get ready now:
• Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
• Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
• Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
• Move vehicles under cover
• If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property
• Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning
• Construction site workers should store loose building material and tie down sheds
• Boat owners should securely moor their boats
• Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
As at 11.04am on 9 December 2012 the Bureau of Meteorology advises there is a risk of severe thunderstorms developing early afternoon and continuing into this evening.
Storms may be accompanied by damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall that may cause flash flooding.
• If your home has been badly damaged by a storm call the SES on 132 500
• In a life threatening situation call 000
• For the latest weather information visit http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213
After a storm 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 1300 657 209, visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au or listen to news bulletins.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for damaging wind, large hail and heavy rainfall
for the Gascoyne, Central West and Central Wheat Belt forecast districts
Issued at 4:45 pm WST on Sunday 9 December 2012.
For people in parts of WA bounded by Three Rivers to Beacon to Wongan Hills to Lancelin to Jurien Bay to Gascoyne Junction to Three Rivers. This includes people in or near Jurien Bay and Dalwallinu, but not including Meekatharra.
People are advised that there is a risk of SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS continuing into this evening.
Storms may be accompanied by:
- DAMAGING WINDS
- LARGE HAIL and
- HEAVY RAINFALL that may cause FLASH FLOODING
that could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.
The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.
Wind gusts to 104 kilometres per hour have been reported from Dalwallinu.
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 can not see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
The next warning will be issued by 7:45 pm WST Sunday.
Storm Wolf wrote:Looking north/west from my place. Around Mindarie area - big roll cloud (?).
Pete wrote:Storm Wolf wrote:Looking north/west from my place. Around Mindarie area - big roll cloud (?).
Yeah SW, I've seen photos of it on fb, its definitely a roll cloud. Seabreeze convergence I reckon.
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