Source: Bureau of Meteorology


For people in South West, South Coastal and parts of Great Southern districts.

Issued at 10:33 am Saturday, 5 May 2018.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system will move south of the State during Sunday.

Showers associated with this system may produce DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Gusty showers are expected to develop over the south west Capes from around midnight tonight, with the threat of DAMAGING WINDS expected over this area from around 4am on Sunday, extending to southwest of a line Collie to Albany by 8am, then gradually extending throughout the warning area during the remainder of Sunday morning. Conditions are expected to ease from the west after 8am with the risk of DAMAGING WINDS likely to have ceased by around 2pm, although gusty showers are expected to persist through much of the South West Land Division until Sunday evening.

HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS. This risk will be greatest between 10am and 1pm around the time of the high tide.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker.

This is typical weather for this time of year but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.