Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of West Coast and North West Pastoral districts.
Issued at 10:05 pm Saturday, 18 November 2017.
Weather Situation: A line of thunderstorms associated with a low pressure trough in the far west of the State.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging wind gusts in excess of 90km/h and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Maralinga, Oak Valley, Cook and Nullarbor.
A 62 knot gust was recorded at Forrest in WA near the SA border around 7:40pm.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Secure or put away loose items around your property.
* Move cars under cover or away from trees.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby.
The next warning is due to be issued by 1:05 am Sunday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.