Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Lower West and parts of Central West, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 2:34 pm Thursday, 3 October 2019.

Severe weather conditions possible as a deep low moves across southwest WA during Friday.

A low pressure system is developing off the west coast. The low is expected to deepen and move across the coast during Friday afternoon and evening.

The system is likely to cause extended periods of DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. The potential for DAMAGING WINDS along coastal parts between Mandurah and Dongara commences during Friday morning from about 8:00am and then extends inland during the day.


Tides will be higher than expected.

This weather is unusual for this time of the year; this low is likely to be windier than a typical winter system and may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

The worst conditions are likely in coastal parts of the warning area.

Locations which may be affected include Mandurah, Moora, Northam, Perth, Jurien Bay, Lancelin, Pingelly, Wongan Hills and Yanchep.

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.