Severe Weather Warning issued for Summer Bay

A storm forecast to hit the fictional town of Summer Bay is so large the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning.

The warning (seen below) was posted on the Seven Network’s website.

Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds with possible flooding for areas near Summer Bay.

Issued at 12:02 pm EST on Sunday 4th September 2011.

Weather Situation
A low is expected to deepen 12NM north of Summer Bay during Sunday night and Monday, before moving gradually south.

Meanwhile, a high pressure ridge will strengthen over Mangrove River. Between these systems, a vigorous easterly airstream is forecast to affect the bay. The average winds speed is likely to exceed 34 knots (65 km/h) during Monday morning, with peak gusts possibly exceeding 48 knots (90 km/h).

Dan News spoke to Senior Sergeant Charlie Buckton who said Summer Bay was a small community and a storm of this size could tear the place apart.

More information on the storm can be found in the video below:

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