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AUSTRALIA SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS

Friday, 28 October 2016

AUSTRALIA SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS

Australia is set again to experience some severe weather hitting the country. Just last month South Australia was bombarded with strong winds and lightning storms that resulted in blackouts across the state.

It is said that 22 transmission towers were brought down in the raging winds and it was estimated that 88,000 lightning strikes hit the south of the country.

It now looks like the Western and Southern areas of the country are about to get hit again as a recent weather forecast stated that an average to above-average cyclone season is expected for Australia this year, due to weak conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Strong wind warnings have already been issued for the West coast, highlighting a severe fire danger due to it being hot and dry over the inland areas with a fresh and gusty northerly wind blowing.

Over on the East coast flood warnings are in place for most of Queensland, Victoria, NSW and ACT.

A Bureau of Meteorology article detailed that while Australians are experiencing warmer sea temps in the North, this is aiding the tropical cyclone season and everyone should start preparing for a more active cyclone season in 2016-2017.

Following this advice and weather predictions the country has issued a series of severe weather public awareness campaigns, starting in northern Australia.

Stay up to date with all of the latest Bureau forecasts and warnings at www.bom.gov.au or follow @bom_wa / @bom_qld / @bom_nt

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