Severe Thunderstorm Warning

IDW28201

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for damaging winds
for the Kimberley forecast district

Issued at 10:05 am WST on Friday 6 March 2015.

For people in parts of WA within an area bounded by Halls Creek to Mount Barnett to Derby to Sandfire Roadhouse to Balgo Hills to Halls Creek. This does not include Derby.

People are advised that there is a risk of severe thunderstorms during Friday morning. At 10 am satellite and radar imagery showed a line of thunderstorms to the east of Fitzroy Crossing, moving towards the west at 50 to 60 kilometres per hour. The line is expected to reach Fitzroy Crossing around 11 am.

Storms may be accompanied by:

- DAMAGING WINDS TO 100 kilometres per hour.

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 12:30 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.