Possible Wild Weather On The Way Across Monday

Affecting SE Coast, Goldfields and more

26 February 2018

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Parts of the Goldfields, South East Coast and Wheatbelt could be in a for a wet and wild afternoon.

Following flash storms that affected parts of the south west coast and some Wheatbelt areas including Kulin yesterday, today's weather has the chance of causing more of the same in isolated areas.

The severe thunderstorm warning is active for areas such as Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Menzies, Salmon Gums and Southern Cross.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area from around midday. 

There is the chance of damage to homes or property and the storms are likely to be more intense than usual.

Warning area supplied by bom.gov.au

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. 
  • Slow down and turn your headlights on. 
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris. 
  • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears. 


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