Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for damaging winds and large hail
for the Gascoyne, Goldfields, South Interior, South East Coastal, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt forecast districts
Issued at 5:08 pm WST on Friday 27 November 2015.
For people in parts of WA in an area bounded by Paynes Find to Three Rivers to Carnegie to Kalgoorlie to Salmon Gums to Narrogin to York to Paynes Find. This includes people in, near or between the following towns: Southern Cross. This does not include Kalgoorlie, Narrogin and Katanning, York or Meekatharra.
The warning for people in the areas bounded by Dalwallinu to York to Threes Rivers to Dalwallinu and Narrogin to Katanning to Salmon Gums to Narrogin has been CANCELLED.
People are advised that there is a risk of SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS during Friday afternoon and evening. At 4:45 pm satellite imagery showed potentially SEVERE thunderstorms in a line from Wiluna to Southern Cross moving slowly towards the east.
Storms may be accompanied by
- DAMAGING WINDS
- LARGE HAIL and
Storms 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.
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.
The next warning will be issued by 8:00 pm WST Friday.
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.