Bureau of Meteorology: Sample Fire Weather Warning

Western Australia
Perth Regional Forecasting Centre



Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia


Issued at 3:25 pm WST on Wednesday, 4 November 2009

For the remainder of Wednesday and again on Thursday

For the remainder of Wednesday a SEVERE Fire Danger [GFDI 50-74] is in effect for the Central West District.

For Thursday a Severe Fire Danger [GFDI 50-74] is forecast for the Central West District and the Mortlock subdistrict of the Central Wheatbelt.

If you are in a SEVERE Fire Danger area:

FESA advises some fires will be unpredictable, difficult to control and move very fast.

If a fire starts and you plan to go to a safer place, leave hours before a fire reaches you.

Only stay if your home is well prepared and constructed, and you can actively defend it.

If you are in doubt about defending your home, leave.

For further bushfire advice and information on total fire bans go to: http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au

Synoptic Situation

A surface trough near the west coast will produce fresh and gusty NE'ly winds over the Central West District and is expected to move east during Thursday.

The next warning will be issued by 4:00 am WST Thursday.

This warning is also available through TV and radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.

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