Severe Weather Warning

IDW28001

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Eucla and South East Coastal forecast districts

Issued at 10:44 am WST on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

For people in parts of WA southeast of a line from Esperance to Balladonia to Forrest. This includes people in, near or between Eucla and Esperance.

Weather Situation

A deepening low pressure system well south of the State is moving east. The system is causing WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour that could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES and PROPERTY. Winds will ease from the west as the low moves towards South Australia during Wednesday afternoon. DANGEROUS SURF conditions are likely.

The following strong wind gusts have been recorded:

102 kilometres per hour at Hopetoun at 3.10am

91 kilometres per hour at Esperance at 4.22am

89 kilometres per hour at Condingup at 9.17am

People in the south of WA experience conditions as windy as this about 5 times per year.

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.

If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.

The next warning will be issued by 1:45 pm WST Wednesday.

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.