Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA

Published on Sunday, 11 April 2021 at 9:58:00 AM

Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern, Midwest-Gascoyne.

Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Merredin, Norseman, Lake King, Leonora, Menzies, Salmon Gums and Southern Cross.

This is a rare weather event for people in southern and eastern parts of Western Australia.

At 11/04/2021 09:45:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised that damaging winds and heavy rainfall possible over southeastern parts of the State during Monday.Tropical Cyclone Seroja will weaken into a low pressure system Monday morning and move over southeastern parts of the State.Damaging winds, averaging 60-70 kilometres per hour with peak gusts of 110 kilometres per hour being possible which could cause damage to homes and property are expected close to the track of the low.A period of heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is also likely along the path of the low pressure system as it moves over southeastern parts of the State.Further to the north and east of the system, strong and gusty north to northwesterly winds are expected during Monday with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour possible.

Some roads may be closed.
Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting or by contacting your Local Government Authority.

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