After a night of torrential rain and powerful winds, A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Perth on Tuesday morning Just before 7 am,
After a night of torrential rain and powerful winds, A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Perth on Tuesday morning
Just before 7 am, powerful winds of over 100 km/h tore through Rottnest Island.
The Perth rain gauge showed almost 10mm of rain since 6 o’clock on Monday night. The total for the month as a whole now exceeds 50mm.
With thunderstorms expected on Tuesday, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a warning for residents in some areas of Perth Metropolitan, the South West, and Midwest-Gascoyne.
Residents of the Lower West, Central West, and Central Wheat Belt districts should take precautions to be safe from the impending severe thunderstorms.
The cities of Mandurah, Moora, Perth, Jurien Bay, Lancelin, and Yanchep may be impacted.
- Although the weather at this time of year is not exceptional, it may cause damage to properties and make travel hazardous.
The lower west, including Perth, might experience severe thunderstorms later this morning, according to Jessica Lingard of the WA Bureau of Meteorology, who spoke with Simon Beaumont on 6PR Mornings.
“There will be more over the next few hours, and circumstances won’t start to improve until at least lunchtime” she added.
Thunderstorm Safety Tips before, during, and after
- If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains, and streams.
- Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
- Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
- If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillowcases filled with sand and placing them around doorways to protect your home.
- If you are still outside, seek out a secure location away from trees, powerlines, storm drains, and streams.
- If there is lightning, unplug electrical equipment and stay away from landlines.
- Keep inside, away from windows, and draw your drapes and blinds.
- To protect your home from floods, make your own sandbags out of pillowcases filled with sand and position them over doorways.
- Leave the water if you are boating, swimming, or surfing.
- Never drive into the water with an unknown depth or current.
- Keep an eye out for road dangers including downed power wires and loose debris.
- Put on your lights, slow down, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
- If it is heavy pouring and you are unable to see, pull over and wait until the rain stops while parking with your hazard lights on.