Severe Storm Warning

Published on Tuesday, 9 November 2021 at 12:05:25 PM

UPDATE:

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Cancellation of Severe Thunderstorm Warning

For people in Gascoyne, Goldfields, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 11:59 am Tuesday, 9 November 2021.

Weather Situation: A trough lying east-west though central parts of the State and and unstable moist air mass is bringing an area of heavy rainfall over the Goldfields, northern parts of the South West Land Division and the adjacent southern Gascoyne. Whilst heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the next few hours, severe thunderstorms are no longer expected.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be 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.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.


ORIGINAL WARNING ISSUED 8:54am

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

for LARGE HAILSTONES and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Gascoyne, Goldfields, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts.
Issued at 8:54 am Tuesday, 9 November 2021.

Storm warning

Weather Situation: A trough lying east-west though central parts of the State and and unstable moist air mass is bringing
an area of severe thunderstorms over the Goldfields and northern parts of the South West Land Division.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the
warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Mount Magnet, Menzies,
Morawa, Paynes Find and Yalgoo.


Perth Metro received 30.8mm in an hour to 5:20am.


Yallalie Basin rain gauge near Watheroo recorded 30.2mm over a similar period.


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 there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to
protect your home.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.


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