Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for Heavy Rainfall
for Central West and parts of Lower West, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt and Gascoyne districts.
Issued at 3:42 am Tuesday, 16 August 2022.
Heavy rainfall easing during Tuesday morning
A front and associated rain band is moving across the west of the state and will progress eastwards during Tuesday. Moisture from a northerly airstream ahead of the front is allowing the development of thunderstorms and heavier showers within the main rain band, which is producing heavy rainfall.
HEAVY RAINFALL for the following areas:
Gascoyne, Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING has developed within the warning area. One-hourly rainfall totals of 25mm are possible, with six-hourly rainfall totals of up to 60mm.
INTENSE RAINFALL is no longer expected.
Rainfall is expected to ease below severe thresholds during Tuesday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Geraldton, Merredin, Moora, Northam, Northampton and Wongan Hills.
Significant observations include:
49.6mm at Badgingarra in the 2 hours till 12:30am.
34.6mm at Moora in the 2 hours till 12:15am.
48.2mm at Wicka in the 6 hours till 12:00am
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.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AWST Tuesday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Mallee Hill (33.1861°S, 118.6702°E, 294m AMSL) Mallee Hill,WA set as my default location ›
7 day forecast
Mallee Hill 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high chance of rain, becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the NW during the morning and afternoon. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 18.
Forecast for Mallee Hill (33.1861°S, 118.6702°E, 294m AMSL) Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Summary Minimum 14° 7° 2° 4° 5° 4° 4° Maximum 17° 14° 14° 16° 17° 17° 13° Chance of rain 90% 80% 5% 5% 5% 30% 5% Likely amount 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Nil Nil Moderate Slight Slight Slight Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 22
Wind direction NW WNW WNW W WSW WSW W WSW N NNW WNW WSW SSE SSE Relative humidity 62% 85% 88% 73% 83% 63% 86% 68% 88% 66% 85% 63% 78% 61% Dew point 9°C 11°C 8°C 8°C 5°C 6°C 8°C 9°C 9°C 10°C 8°C 9°C 5°C 5°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Mallee Hill (33.1861°S, 118.6702°E, 294m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:17am WST 6:42am WST 5:36pm WST 6:02pm WST 10:14pm WST 9:20am WST Waning gibbous Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
Temperature for next 7 days
0 Tuesday Tuesday 17 1 Wednesday Wednesday 14 2 Thursday Thursday 14 3 Friday Friday 16 4 Saturday Saturday 17 5 Sunday Sunday 17 6 Monday Monday 13 7 Monday Monday 13
Rain for next 7 days
0 Tuesday Tuesday 10 1 Wednesday Wednesday 5 2 Thursday Thursday 0 3 Friday Friday 0 4 Saturday Saturday 0 5 Sunday Sunday 0 6 Monday Monday 0 7 Monday Monday 0