Ex-tropical cyclone Mangga to ravage Western Australia’s coast with heavy wind, rain and waves
WATCH: What happens when an ex-tropical cyclone, a bombing low and a strong cold all strike Western Australia in under 24 hours? Sky News Meteorologist Rob Sharpe has the details.
Western Australia is set to be lashed by “rare and dangerous” winds and tides today as ex-tropical cyclone Mangga reaches the west coast.
Experts predict winds could be moving as fast as 130km/h, which could cause significant property damage in the Gascoyne region along the mid-west.
At the same time, “abnormally high tides” will lead to a coastal inundation, which could threaten property and key infrastructure near the sea.
“The ex-tropical cyclone is most likely to make landfall somewhere on the west coast there, central west coast, maybe somewhere near Geraldton,” Sky News Meteorologist Rob Sharpe warned this morning.
“It’s where those cyclones make landfall that we’re going to have the most dangerous weather.”
Heavy winds and rain will ravage those areas.
“Widespread damaging winds through the west but it’s the gust of about 130km/h that’s going to cause damage to property,” Mr Sharpe reported.
Western Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) acting assistant commissioner Jon Broomhall said people need to act now to secure their homes.
"This is going to … test people's buildings, sheds, and all those unsecured items,” he told the ABC.
"We're asking people to secure property, make sure everything loose is tied down."
Electricity companies are also bracing for significant outages and disruption to the grid as the cyclone wreaks ...
More on: www.news.com.au