Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in parts of Gascoyne, Goldfields and Central Wheat Belt districts.
Issued at 5:22 pm Friday, 22 March 2019.
Severe thunderstorms are continuing across the warning area, but there is no longer an immediate threat at Kalgoorlie.
At 5:15pm, satellite and radar imagery showed widespread thunderstorms occurring throughout the warning area. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms at Kalgoorlie has now passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored this evening.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones, as well as possible heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area this evening.
Severe weather is expected to ease by 10:00pm. Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Koolyanobbing, Menzies, Paynes Find and Yalgoo.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the South East Coastal district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Storms could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.
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.
The next warning is due to be issued by 8:25 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213. The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Broome (17.9551°S, 122.2415°E, 24m AMSL) Broome,WA set as my default location ›
7 day forecast
Today: Very hot. Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the northwest, most likely during this afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 35 to 42.
Forecast for Broome (17.9551°S, 122.2415°E, 24m AMSL) Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Summary Minimum 26° 26° 26° 26° 26° 26° 25° Maximum 33° 33° 32° 31° 32° 33° 36° Chance of rain 10% 40% 70% 70% 70% 60% 40% Likely amount < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 25
Wind direction N N N NNW N NNW NNW NNW NNW WNW SW W SSW WSW Relative humidity 75% 65% 73% 67% 71% 66% 75% 68% 73% 66% 73% 67% 70% 51% Dew point 25°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 24°C 25°C 24°C 25°C 24°C 25°C 24°C 26°C 23°C 24°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Broome (17.9551°S, 122.2415°E, 24m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 5:34am WST 5:55am WST 6:01pm WST 6:23pm WST 7:14pm WST 6:52am WST Waning gibbous Last quarter Mar 28 New moon Apr 05 First quarter Apr 13 Full moon Apr 19
Temperature in 7 days
Temperature in 7 days Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 33 33 32 31 32 33 36
Rain in 7 days
Rain in 7 days Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 0 5 10 5 5 5 0