Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South Coastal and South East Coastal districts.

Issued at 11:33 am Monday, 3 August 2020.

Heavy rainfall and dangerous surf conditions are expected to affect south coastal parts.

Weather Situation: A cut off low is located over the southwest corner of the state and is expected to drift northeast during Monday and Tuesday. The low is producing a persistent band of rain and thunderstorms along the south coast.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected during Monday.

Currently heavy rainfall is occurring in coastal parts between Hopetoun and Bremer Bay. Heavy rainfall is expected to extend east through the remaining of the warning area overnight and into Tuesday.

In the past 6 hours Bremer Bay has recorded 48 mm of rain.


DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION between Albany and Esperance. The prevailing swell direction will be from the southeast, this is an unusual swell direction along the south coast. This may expose areas of the coastline to large waves that do not usually experience large swells.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Esperance, Bremer Bay, Hopetoun and Salmon Gums.

This is an unusual weather event in that heavy rain will be persistent in the same location over the next 24 hours and that the swell direction along the south coast will approach from a different direction than is normal.

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.
* 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.