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25/01/2012 – WA bracing for bad weather this week

Perth is set for a record breaking week of very high temperatures while the State’s north west prepares for a potential cyclone and thunderstorms.  People are being urged to ensure they are ready for all types of weather that might come their way.  Bureau of Meteorology Manager of Weather Services Grahame Reader said a whole host of significant weather events are expected in the next seven days.

Extremely high temperatures and bad fire weather conditions are expected in the south with Perth’s maximum temperatures expected to hover around 40 degrees.  “In the north a low is brewing and likely to develop into a tropical cyclone mid week and may affect the Pilbara later in the week. Flooding is possible in the north west as well as thunderstorms through most parts,” Mr Reader said.

FESA Acting Chief Operations Officer Lloyd Bailey said people throughout the state should expect a challenging week this week.  “With so many hazards possible we’re urging people to get ready, have a plan and remain vigilant and alert,” Mr Bailey said.  “Personnel and volunteers are also prepared to the highest level.  “We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time over the Australia Day public holiday but with bad weather forecast you need prepare your bushfire or cyclone survival plan, check for any alerts in your area and be aware of the Fire Danger Ratings,” he said.

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