Sunday, 10 July 2016

Extreme weather Down-Under


Extreme weather in southern Australia


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* SEVERE WEATHER WARNING ( UPDATED 10:11AM SUNDAY **
** FOR DAMAGING WINDS **
** FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL, NORTH EAST, SOUTH WEST, CENTRAL, WEST AND SOUTH GIPPSLAND AND EAST GIPPSLAND FORECAST DISTRICTS **

Image source - Melbourne Storm Chasers.
Information source - 
Bureau of Meteorology.

Issued at 10:11 am EST on Sunday 10 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure system and associated cold front are situated over the Bight. Northerly winds are expected to strengthen today ahead of the front which will move into western Victoria later this evening.

DAMAGING WINDS of 50 to 60 km/h with gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are forecast to develop across parts of the Southwest district Sunday afternoon and extend to parts of the North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts this afternoon and evening, then continue across southern and mountain areas on Monday. Damaging winds are most likely over elevated areas with peak gusts of 110km/h possible about Alpine areas on Sunday night.
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.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Sunday.


Lots of wind activity Down-Under





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