Forecast Perth storms on the way

Perth Weather – Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Huge Parts of WA, including Perth

The Perth based BOM WA has issued a severe weather warning for much of WA, with Perth on alert for possible thunderstorms later today.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia, a severe weather warning is in place based on satellite and radar images in interior areas on Western Australia right up to the coast.

“Expecting storms in Perth also but not severe,” the BOM said.

Here’s the current warning are, with BOM keeping and eye on Perth.

Here’s the alert:

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
For people in Central West, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt and parts of Gascoyne, Goldfields, Lower West and South East Coastal districts.

Issued at 12:32 pm Saturday, 10 November 2018.

High-definition satellite image 12.40 PM (Lightning strikes across WA)

Current satellite and radar imagery show thunderstorms occurring through the much of the warning area and are expected to remain severe through to later Saturday evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Merredin, Moora, Mount Magnet, Narrogin, Norseman, Northam, Southern Cross, Three Rivers, Wagin, Wongan Hills and Yalgoo.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.
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.

If severe thunderstorms develop in Greater Perth, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

We’ll bring you updates…

Satellite image from Saturday afternoon

Lighting strikes recorded, SW corner of Australia.

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