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Written by Swanno   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for Widespread Destructive Winds and Abnormally High Tides
For people in parts of WA southwest of a line from Geraldton to Southern Cross
to Israelite Bay. This includes people in, near or between Geraldton,
Dalwallinu, Jurien Bay, Southern Cross, York, Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury,
Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Albany, Katanning, Narrogin and
Esperance. 
Issued at 8:05 am on Tuesday 12 June 2012

WEATHER SITUATION
An intense storm is expected to hit the south of the state late Tuesday
afternoon and evening. This storm will be of similar strength to the system that
affected the southwest on Sunday. This storm is expected to cause WIDESPREAD
DANGEROUS WINDS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES OR PROPERTY.

Winds associated with this storm are much stronger than a usual winter storm and
are likely to be of a similar strength to the winds experienced on Sunday. The
worst conditions will commence late afternoon or early evening in the Augusta -
Margaret River area, reaching Perth metropolitan area later in the evening. By
dawn on Wednesday winds along the west coast will begin to ease and the worst
conditions will be along the south coast and inland.

HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may result in flooding of low-lying coastal areas.
People near Geographe Bay are specifically warned of the potential for a
DANGEROUS STORM TIDE. Tides are likely to rise significantly above the normal
high tide mark. DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause
significant beach erosion.

 

 
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