Severe Weather Warning

IDW28001

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Cancellation of
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the South Coastal and Great Southern forecast districts

Issued at 7:55 am WST on Tuesday 24 May 2016.

People in parts of WA bounded by a line from Albany to Narrogin to Lake Grace to Bremer Bay and back along the coast to Albany are advised that the Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds has been CANCELLED.

Weather Situation

A cold front over southern WA currently lies east of Albany and is weakening as it continues to move eastwards. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are still occurring in some areas but damaging winds are no longer expected. Heavy rain has fallen in parts of the Southwest overnight and susceptible areas may still be experiencing localised flooding.

The immediate threat of severe weather has passed but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • 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.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's web site at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.

The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.