Tornado Watch

August 22, 2006

I think it’s probably raining to much for there to be a tornado today, but I’ve got the camera ready just in case…and certainly on my drive into town today the Preston and Collie Rivers looked like they were pretty close to bursting…so maybe I can get some flooding shots 🙂

For people in the Lower West District as well as adjacent parts of the SouthWest District, including Perth, Mandurah and Bunbury.
Issued at 9:30 am on Tuesday 22 August 2006

A deep low pressure system near the southwest Capes is producing squally showers and thunderstorms over the southwest of the state. Locally damaging winds gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could result in damage to property. Conditions are expected to ease early this afternoon as the low moves southeast.

At 08:58 am a gust to 94 kilometres per hour was recorded at Rottnest Island. The FESA – State Emergency Service advises that people should secure loose items and stay indoors when strong winds develop. Boat owners should ensure that small craft are securely moored. Driving conditions will be hazardous.