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Severe Weather Warning, Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Flood Watch for southern Western Australia


Issued: 4pm AWST on Tuesday 12 April 2022

A Severe Weather Warning is current for the South East Coastal and Great Southern districts in Western Australia. A Flood Watch is also current for the South East Coastal District.

A slow-moving trough and an upper-level low are expected to bring heavy to intense rainfall and thunderstorms over western parts of the South East Coastal district during the remainder of Tuesday before easing early Wednesday morning.

Daily rainfall totals of 20-50 mm with isolated heavier falls are possible. Total rainfall accumulations may be as high as 100-150 mm in some locations.

A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of the southern Goldfields and eastern Southeast Coastal district for heavy rainfall. This may also be expanded into the Eucla and include damaging winds and large hail during Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Communities in the south-east are advised of a heightened risk of flooding, which may cause some stream rises and riverine flows, including a risk of flash flooding. Low lying areas could become flooded, secondary roads could be damaged, and there is a risk of farm erosion where ground cover is lacking prior to the growing season.

The Bureau is recommending communities stay up to date with the latest Bureau warnings through the Bureau’s website and BOM Weather app and follow the advice of emergency services.


GWN7 filmed a TV interview with senior meteorologist Luke Huntington at 2pm AWST. For footage, please contact the 7News Chief of Staff.