WA Severe Weather Warning: Widespread Destructive Winds
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
for Widespread Destructive Winds and Abnormally High Tides
For people in parts of WA south of a line from Geraldton to Laverton to Forrest.
This includes people in, near or between Geraldton, Dalwallinu, Jurien Bay,
Southern Cross, York, Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River,
Bridgetown, Albany, Katanning, Narrogin, Esperance, Kalgoorlie and Eucla.
Issued at 2:00 pm on Tuesday 12 June 2012
An intense storm is expected to hit the south of the state from late Tuesday
afternoon and evening. This storm will be of similar strength to the system that
affected the southwest on Sunday though this storm will also affect the south
coast significantly and extend further inland.
For people in parts of WA south of a line from Jurien Bay to Narrogin to Eyre.
This includes people in, near or between Jurien Bay, Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury,
Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Albany, Katanning, Narrogin and
This storm is expected to cause WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS WINDS in excess of 125
kilometres per hour which could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES
OR PROPERTY. DANGEROUS WINDS are expected to develop in the west from evening
and extend as far east as Hopetoun by midnight and to Eyre by about 8 am
Wednesday. Winds should begin to ease from the west during Wednesday morning.
For people in remaining parts of WA south of a line from Geraldton to Laverton
to Forrest. This includes people in, near or between Geraldton, Dalwallinu,
Kalgoorlie, Southern Cross, York and Eucla.
This storm is expected to cause WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS to 125 kilometres per
hour with LOCALLY DANGEROUS GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour which
could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES OR PROPERTY. The DAMAGING
WINDS are likely to develop overnight and extend to Kalgoorlie by early
Wednesday morning and through to Eucla by midday Wednesday. Conditions will ease
in the west during the morning.
Winds associated with this storm are much stronger than a usual winter storm and
are likely to be of a similar strength to the winds experienced on Sunday.
However, this storm is likely to more significantly affect the south coast and
extend further inland than the storm on Sunday. The worst conditions will
commence late afternoon or early evening in the Augusta - Margaret River area,
reaching Perth metropolitan area later in the evening. By dawn on Wednesday
winds along the west coast will begin to ease and the worst conditions will be
along the south coast and inland.
HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS.
DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause significant beach
WHAT TO DO
For personal safety FESA State Emergency Service [SES] advises you to secure
loose objects, move vehicles under cover and stay inside away from windows. If
caught outside you should find shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water
drains and streams. If you own a boat ensure it is securely moored. Take extra
care on the roads as flooding is possible. If you are driving through heavy rain
slow down and turn your lights on or if visibility becomes low pull over and
park until it passes. For SES assistance call 132 500. For more safety tips