Severe Weather Warning

IDW28001

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Cancellation of
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Gascoyne, Goldfields, Eucla, South East Coastal, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt forecast districts

Issued at 4:14 am WST on Saturday 1 August 2015.

For people in parts of WA bounded by Leinster to Laverton to Eucla and along the coast to Israelite Bay to Norseman to Leinster are advised that the Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall conducive to flash flooding has been CANCELLED.

Weather Situation

A rain band with gusty thunderstorms is weakening over the southeast parts of the State. Rain and thunderstorms are still likely but heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding is no longer expected. The rain will continue to ease during Saturday morning and slowly contract south and east.

Flood Watches and Warnings are current, for further details please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/

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 carefull 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.