Weather Warnings

 

Severe Weather Warning

IDN21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in parts of Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts. Issued at 10:13 am Sunday, 24 March 2019. GUSTY WINDS FOR ALPINE PEAKS LATE SUNDAY AND MONDAY Weather Situation: A strong cold front in The Bight is moving rapidly east and generating vigorous northwesterly winds ahead of it. Alpine areas in the Snowy Mountains and parts of the ACT above 1900 metres can expect DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS with average speeds of 80 km/h and gusts in excess of 120 km/h to develop from late this evening. Winds are forecast to ease Monday in the late morning or early afternoon as the front moves into the Tasman Sea. Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Tops. The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Move vehicles under cover or away from trees. * Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony. * Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences. * Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill. * For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500. The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEDT Sunday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

IDD21033 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS For people in parts of Barkly district. Issued at 3:23 pm Monday, 25 March 2019. Weather Situation:Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" is now travelling southeast as a deep monsoonal low across the southeast Barkly. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Alpurrurulam. A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for the Barkly and Simpson districts [www.bom.gov.au/nt/warnings]. The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should: * secure loose outside objects * ensure pets and animals are safe * avoid remaining in the open when storms threaten * pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears * avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current * for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au The next warning is due to be issued by 6:25 pm. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 214. The Bureau and Northern Territory Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Initial Flood Watch for Carpentaria Coastal Rivers and the Barkly

IDD20590 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Northern Territory Initial Flood Watch for Carpentaria Coastal Rivers and the Barkly Issued at 12:53 pm CST on Thursday 21 March 2019 Flood Watch Number: 1 Rainfall is expected to increase in the eastern Carpentaria Coastal Rivers from Saturday as Tropical Cyclone Trevor crosses the coast in the south western Gulf of Carpentaria and tracks inland. Catchments are very dry throughout the Flood Watch area from below average rainfall for the wet season to date. Daily rainfall totals of 150-250 mm are expected throughout the eastern Carpentaria Coastal Rivers from Saturday with isolated falls to 300 mm along the coast. On Sunday rainfall totals of 50-100 mm are expected in the eastern Carpentaria Coastal Rivers as the system moves inland with totals of 100-200 mm expected in the Barkly around the tropical low. Significant stream rises and localised flooding are expected throughout the Carpentaria Coastal Rivers from Saturday. Storm surge associated with Tropical Cyclone Trevor may also add to the risk of flooding in lower tidal areas. Road conditions are likely to worsen and many parts of the Carpentaria Coastal Rivers may become inaccessible from Saturday. As the rainfall extends inland into the Barkly from Sunday road conditions may be affected in many parts and some communities may become isolated. See www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings to view all of the Bureau's current warning products. More information on the Flood Watch Service and maps of Flood Watch areas are available at www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml . Flood Safety Advice: The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should: * Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways. * Prepare for flooding and move away while safe to do so. * Don't drive into floodwaters. For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500. Emergency information is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au . The latest road conditions are available at www.roadreport.nt.gov.au . Next issue: The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm CST on Friday 22 March 2019.

 

Tropical Cyclone Advice for Western Australia

IDW24100 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this warning. PRIORITY TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1 Issued at 2:51 pm WST on Wednesday 20 March 2019 Headline: Tropical Cyclone Veronica has intensified to a Cateogory 2 system. Potential for a severe impact along the Pilbara coast over the weekend. Areas Affected: Warning zone: None. Watch zone: Pardoo to Mardie, including Port Hedland and Karratha. Cancelled zone: None. Details of Tropical Cyclone Veronica at 2:00 pm AWST: Intensity: Category 2, sustained winds near the centre of 95 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 130 kilometres per hour. Location: within 55 kilometres of 15.4 degrees South 118.4 degrees East, estimated to be 500 kilometres northwest of Broome and 545 kilometres north of Port Hedland. Movement: west southwest at 15 kilometres per hour. Tropical Cyclone Veronica developed early this morning and has now intensified to a Category 2 system well northwest of the Kimberley coast. The cyclone is expected to continue tracking west southwest today and Thursday. On Friday the system will intensify further and adopt a more southerly track, towards the Pilbara coast. There is still some uncertainty in the forecast track but there is the potential for a severe tropical cyclone impact along the Pilbara coast over the weekend. Hazards: GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are expected to develop between Pardoo and Mardie from as early as Friday evening, likely extending further west along the Pilbara coast over the weekend. DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 130 kilometres per hour are forecast to develop along the Pilbara coast during the weekend with a period of VERY DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts in excess of 165 kilometres per hour possible as the cyclone intensifies and approaches the coast. Widespread very heavy rainfall conducive to MAJOR FLOODING is likely along parts of the Pilbara coast over the weekend. People along the Pilbara coast are warned of the potential for a VERY DANGEROUS STORM TIDE as the cyclone approaches the coast over the weekend. Tides are likely to rise significantly above the normal high tide mark with DAMAGING WAVES and VERY DANGEROUS COASTAL INUNDATION. Recommended Action: DFES advises of the following community alerts: BLUE ALERT: People in or near communities between Mardie and Pardoo, including Port Hedland, South Hedland, Wickham, Roebourne, Point Samson, Karratha and Dampier need to prepare for cyclonic weather and organise an emergency kit including first aid kit, torch, portable radio, spare batteries, food and water. Next Advice: The next advice will be issued by 9:00 pm AWST Wednesday 20 March. Cyclone advices and DFES Alerts are available by dialling 13 DFES (13 3337) A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone

 

Fire Weather Warning

IDW30000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia Fire Weather Warning for the East Pilbara Coast, West Pilbara Coast, Ashburton Inland and Gascoyne Inland fire weather districts. Issued at 3:44 pm WST on Sunday 24 March 2019. Weather Situation Winds over the Pilbara are associated with Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica - parts that are not significantly affected by rain are likely to reach severe fire danger ratings. For Monday 25 March: Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire weather districts: East Pilbara Coast, West Pilbara Coast, Ashburton Inland and Gascoyne Inland The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises you to: - Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now. - Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.dfes.wa.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au. - Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency. For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.dfes.wa.gov.au. The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am WST Monday.

 

Severe Weather Warning

IDD21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL For people in parts of Carpentaria and Barkly districts. Issued at 5:26 pm Friday, 22 March 2019. TROPICAL CYCLONE TREVOR TO BRING DAMAGING WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL TO INLAND AREAS OF CARPENTARIA AND BARKLY DISTRICTS OVER NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. REFER TO CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE FOR IMPACTS PRIOR TO THIS [WWW.BOM.GOV.AU/CYCLONE]. Weather Situation: At 1530 ACST, Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor was located over the Gulf of Carpentaria, near 14.60S, 139.30E - about 320 kilometres east of Alyangula on Groote Eylandt. Tropical Cyclone Trevor is moving to the southwest, and is expected to make landfall tomorrow morning over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria before moving inland and weakening. As Trevor moves inland and weakens into a tropical low, inland parts of the Carpentaria and Barkly districts in the vicinity of the system are still expected to experience damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding from Saturday night and into Sunday. A tropical cyclone advice is also current for this system, and describes expected impacts of severe tropical cyclone trevor prior to the system moving inland and decaying. It is valid for areas to the northeast of the severe weather warning area [www.bom.gov.au/cyclone]. DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are expected within about 200km of the system centre as the system tracks inland from Saturday night. HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is also expected over the Carpentaria and Barkly districts as the system tracks inland. 24 hour totals up to 200mm are possible within 150km of the centre of the system as the system moves inland from Saturday night. Locations which may be affected include Tennant Creek, Elliott, Renner Springs, Avon Downs, Brunette Downs, Cresswell Downs, Minyerri, Barkly District east of Tennant Creek and Carpentaria District . The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should: * secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate * pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears * avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current * create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home * stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways * ensure pets and animals are safe * be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit * for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm ACST Friday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 214. The Bureau and Northern Territory Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Severe Weather Warning

IDQ21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING, LOCALLY DESTRUCTIVE WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL For people in parts of North West and Channel Country Forecast Districts. Issued at 11:02 am Sunday, 24 March 2019. Ex-tropical cyclone Trevor to produce heavy rain and damaging wind gusts, locally destructive over southwest Queensland. Weather Situation:Ex-tropical cyclone Trevor is forecast to move southeast from the Barkly district in the Northern Territory and into the Channel Country overnight Monday and into Tuesday. The vigorous low is expected to interact with an amplifying upper trough to produce bands of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Damaging, possibly destructive wind gusts are also expected to develop on the eastern flank of the low. Widespread six-hourly rainfall totals between 50mm and 80mm are likely within the warning area from Monday afternoon. Isolated heavier and intense rainfall totals up to 120mm are possible with thunderstorms. Damaging wind gusts up to 110km/h are possible for areas west of Boulia during Monday evening and early Tuesday morning. Isolated stronger wind gusts are possible with embedded thunderstorms. A Flood Watch is current for catchments in the Channel Country. Locations which may be affected include Birdsville, Boulia, Bedourie, Urandangi, Morney and Durrie. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: * Move your car under cover or away from trees. * Secure loose outdoor items. * Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. * Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. * Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it. * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Sunday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Initial Flood Watch for the Pilbara District Rivers

IDW39605 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments. Initial Flood Watch for the Pilbara District Rivers Issued at 2:33 pm WST on Thursday 21 March 2019 Flood Watch Number: 1 Widespread heavy rain associated with Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica is expected to trigger significant widespread flooding commencing late Saturday into Sunday. Heavy rainfall is expected in areas bounded by Sandfire to Telfer to Newman to Paraburdoo through to Onslow. Falls within these areas for Saturday through to Tuesday will range from 100 mm furthest from the cyclones path to 500 mm+ for the 4 day period closest to the cyclone track. Forecast rainfall in the affected catchments is expected to result in river rises, extensive areas of flooding and may adversely affect road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated. Catchments likely to be affected include: De Grey River Pilbara Coastal Rivers Fortescue River Onslow Coast Ashburton River Lyndon-Minilya Rivers This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. For more information on the Flood Watch Service visit http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml Flood Safety Advice: DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and velocity. Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au Next issue: The next Flood Watch will be issued by 11:00 am WST on Friday 22 March 2019.

 

Warning to Sheep Graziers

IDT29000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Warning to Sheep Graziers for the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts. Issued at 12:01 pm EDT on Sunday 24 March 2019. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, rain and showers and strong northwesterly winds are expected during Monday. Areas likely to be affected include the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts and parts of the King Island, Furneaux Islands and East Coast forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions. The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EDT Sunday.

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia

IDS20201 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology South Australia Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia Issued at 5:10 am CDT on Saturday 23 March 2019 for the period until midnight CDT Sunday 24 March 2019. Wind Warnings for Sunday 24 March Gale Warning for the following areas: Central Coast, South Central Coast, Upper South East Coast and Lower South East Coast Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Adelaide Metropolitan Waters, Far West Coast, Upper West Coast, Lower West Coast, Spencer Gulf, Gulf St Vincent and Investigator Strait The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 3:50 pm CDT Saturday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Severe Weather Warning

IDV21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Central, South West, North Central, Wimmera and parts of East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts. Issued at 5:01 am Sunday, 24 March 2019. A strong cold front associated with a deepening low over the Southern Ocean is expected to enter western Victoria tonight and cross the remainder of the State early on Monday, introducing a vigorous westerly airstream across Victoria. DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 to 100 km/h are expected to develop in Central, South West, North Central, Wimmera and parts of East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts later today or tonight. Isolated thunderstorms are expected in the above districts from late afternoon and may produce damaging wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h. Winds may reach 120 km/h over the Alpine Area (above 1200 metres) from later this evening. Winds are expected to commence to ease from the west during Monday morning. Locations which may be affected include Horsham, Warrnambool, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne. The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Move vehicles under cover or away from trees; * Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony; * Keep clear of fallen power lines; The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEDT Sunday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Flood Warning Summary for Queensland

IDQ20885 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Flood Summary Issued at 10:36 am EST on Wednesday 13 March 2019. The following Watches/Warnings are current: Moderate Flood Warning for the lower Diamantina River Additional Information: N/A Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood Flood Warnings are also available on telephone 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia

IDW20100 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia Issued at 4:00 am WST on Friday 15 March 2019 for the period until midnight WST Saturday 16 March 2019. Wind Warnings for Saturday 16 March Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Perth Coast, Bunbury Geographe Coast and Leeuwin Coast The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:00 pm WST Friday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria

IDV20600 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria Issued at 5:10 am EDT on Friday 22 March 2019 for the period until midnight EDT Friday 22 March 2019. Wind Warnings for Friday 22 March Strong Wind Warning for the following area: Central Coast The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:40 pm EDT Friday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Bush Walkers Weather Alert

IDT38200 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Bush Walkers Weather Alert for the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts. Issued at 10:23 am EDT on Sunday 24 March 2019. Bush walkers are advised that snow as low as 900 metres is expected during Monday. These hazardous conditions are expected to occur in parts of the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts. The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EDT Sunday.

 

Initial Moderate Flood Warning for the De Grey River Catchment

IDW39845 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia Initial Moderate Flood Warning for the De Grey River Catchment Issued at 3:38 pm WST on Saturday 23 March 2019 Flood Warning Number: 1 Flooding is expected in the De Grey River catchment Heavy rainfall from Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica is expected to cause significant water level rises in streams and waterways in the De Grey River catchment from Sunday with areas of flooding potentially developing Sunday into Monday. For the De Grey catchment rainfall totals expected to occur will late Saturday through to Monday will range from 100mm to 400mm. The highest rainfall totals are most likely in the lower parts of the catchment closest to the coast. With the uncertainty in the forecast there is the potential for high rainfall totals extending further inland. De Grey River: With forecast rainfall and the predicted track for Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica, moderate flooding may occur along the lower reaches of the De Grey River Monday into Tuesday. The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool is currently at 0.84 metres and steady. The De Grey River at Coolenar Pool may exceed the moderate flood level (6.00 m) during Monday. Flood Safety Advice: DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and velocity. Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au Next issue: The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am WST on Sunday 24 March 2019. Latest River Heights: Oakover River at Ripon Hills Road, 1.18, Steady, 02:10 PM SAT 23/03/19 Nullagine River at Nullagine, -0.53, Steady, 02:00 PM SAT 23/03/19 Nullagine River at Tumbinna Pool, 0.68, Steady, 02:00 PM SAT 23/03/19 Coongan River at Marble Bar, -0.50, Steady, 02:00 PM SAT 23/03/19 Coongan River at Marble Bar Rd Crossing, 0.51, Steady, 02:00 PM SAT 23/03/19 Shaw River at North Pole Mine, -0.92, Steady, 02:10 PM SAT 23/03/19 Shaw River at Marble Bar Road Crossing, -0.10, Steady, 02:10 PM SAT 23/03/19 De Grey River at Coolenar Pool, 0.83, Steady, 02:00 PM SAT 23/03/19 This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts.

 

Initial Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers SA

IDS20370 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia Initial Flood Warning for the Inland Rivers SA Diamantina River Issued at 3:33 pm CDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019 Flood Warning Number: 1 Heavy rain during early February across the upper part of the Diamantina catchment in Queensland resulted in moderate to major flooding with flood waters steadily moving further downstream over the next few weeks. Floodwaters are now beginning to move into the Diamantina in South Australia and then the Goyder Lagoon. It will take a number of weeks for the water to move through the the Goyder Lagoon and reach the Warbuton River which flows into Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre. The amount of water which makes its way to the lake is still uncertain at this stage and is unlikely to fill. At Birdsville the river is rising rapidly and expected to exceed the moderate flood level in coming days. For more information on the Diamantina in Queensland see; http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/diamantina-river.shtml Warburton: River levels rising with minor flooding impacts possible over the next few days in the Diamantina from the SA border to the Goyder Lagoon. Moderate flood impacts may develop later in the week or early next week. Flood Safety Advice: People are advised to keep away from fast flowing water. For flood emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000) immediately. Next issue: The next warning will be issued by 03:30 pm CDT on Wednesday 20 February 2019. Latest River Heights: Diamantina River at Birdsville, 3.07, Steady, 10:35 AM TUE 19/02/19 This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 215. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

IDQ21033 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL For people in parts of Central West and Channel Country Forecast Districts. Issued at 2:19 pm Monday, 25 March 2019. Supercell thunderstorms capable of destructive winds developing over the northern Channel Country Weather Situation: Thunderstorms are developing along a line extending from about Bedourie eastwards to Stonehenge. Some of these storms are likely to be severe and may produce damaging to locally destructive winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Additionally, these storms may produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding. Locations which may be affected include Isisford, Stonehenge and Jundah. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: * Move your car under cover or away from trees. * Secure loose outdoor items. * Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it. * Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees. * Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm. * Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. The next warning is due to be issued by 5:20 pm. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Severe Weather Warning

IDS21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology South Australia TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL For people in parts of North East Pastoral district. Issued at 12:22 pm Monday, 25 March 2019. Rain with localised areas of very heavy rain may lead to flash flooding in parts of the warning area. The heaviest rain is expected to occur with thunderstorms during this afternoon and evening. Locations which may be affected include Moomba, Innamincka and the Simpson Desert Conservation Park. The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water; * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains; * Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe. The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm ACDT Monday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Initial Flood Watch for catchments north of Cairns to Kowanyama

IDQ20900 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments. Initial Flood Watch for catchments north of Cairns to Kowanyama Issued at 12:30 pm EST on Monday 18 March 2019 Flood Watch Number: 1 Flooding is likely to develop across the Flood Watch area over the next few days. Tropical cyclone Trevor is expected to move in a west-southwest direction towards the Cape York Peninsula coast, crossing the eastern coast late Tuesday. Heavy rainfall is forecast to develop over eastern coastal parts of the Flood Watch area during Monday, before extending west and becoming more widespread over the next few days. There is a risk that heavy rainfall may extend further south to affect North Tropical Coast catchments between Cairns and Cardwell from midweek. The Flood Watch area will be expanded to cover these catchments if necessary. A tropical cyclone warning and tropical cyclone watch are current for parts of the Flood Watch area. Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding. Catchments likely to be affected include: Jardine River Ducie, Jackson and Skardon Rivers Wenlock River Embley and Mission Rivers Watson River Archer and Coen Rivers Holroyd and Kendall Rivers Coleman and Edward Rivers Mitchell River Jacky Jacky Creek Olive and Pascoe Rivers Lockhart River Stewart River Normanby River Jeannie River Endeavour River Daintree River Mossman River See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood and cyclone products for Queensland. For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml Flood Safety Advice: This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings. Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately. Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts. This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/ Next issue: The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

 

Severe Weather Warning

IDT21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands, Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast, North West Coast, Central North, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts. Issued at 9:56 am Sunday, 24 March 2019. STRONG COLD FRONT AND DAMAGING WINDS FOR TASMANIA EARLY MONDAY MORNING A strong cold front associated with a deepening low over the Southern Ocean is expected to cross Tasmania in the early hours of Monday morning. This front will bring a strong and gusty westerly flow over the state through Monday. DAMAGING NORTH TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of about 90 to 100 km/h are expected to develop across Tasmania near midnight tonight and continue through the early hours of Monday morning. Winds will shift west to northwesterly during Monday morning and remain strong and gusty through the day. Thunderstorms are likely to develop with the front overnight tonight about the north and west, with possible heavy rain and an increased likelihood of damaging wind gusts with the storms. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued if necessary on Sunday evening. Wind gusts may possibly increase again during Monday evening, with winds easing from Tuesday morning. Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Launceston, St Helens, Swansea, Strahan, New Norfolk and Hobart. The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Supervise children closely. * Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings. * Manage pets and livestock. * Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment. * Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004. * Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving. * Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice. * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500. The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEDT Sunday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

IDT20100 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania Issued at 5:00 am EDT on Friday 22 March 2019 for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 23 March 2019. Wind Warnings for Saturday 23 March Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Far North West Coast and Central West Coast The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05 pm EDT Friday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

IDN20400 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales Issued at 4:10 am EDT on Sunday 24 March 2019 for the period until midnight EDT Monday 25 March 2019. Wind Warnings for Monday 25 March Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Illawarra Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05 pm EDT Sunday. ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================

 

Initial Flood Warning for the Pilbara Coastal Rivers

IDW39830 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia Initial Flood Warning for the Pilbara Coastal Rivers Issued at 2:36 pm WST on Friday 22 March 2019 Flood Warning Number: 1 Flooding is expected to develop in the Pilbara Coastal Rivers catchments Heavy rainfall associated with Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica is expected to cause significant stream level rises and widespread flooding commencing late Saturday into Sunday. For the Pilbara Coastal Rivers rainfall totals for Saturday through to Monday will range from 100 mm furthest from the cyclones path to 500 mm with isolated higher totals possible closest to the cyclone track. Pilbara Coastal Rivers: Heavy rainfall is expected to result in significant river rises areas of flooding and adversely affected road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated. Flood Safety Advice: DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and velocity. Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au Next issue: The next warning will be issued by 09:00 am WST on Saturday 23 March 2019. Latest River Heights: Yule River at Jelliabidina Well, -0.10, Steady, 12:00 PM FRI 22/03/19 Turner River at Pincunah, -0.64, Steady, 12:15 PM FRI 22/03/19 Maitland River at Miaree Pool, -0.47, Steady, 12:00 PM FRI 22/03/19 This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts.