Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:51 pm Friday, 4 October 2019.

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

A deep low pressure system is currently located 150 km off the coast to the west of Perth and is moving slowly towards the east-southeast. The low is expected to move across the coast south of Perth later on Friday afternoon.

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.


Tides will be higher than expected.

The worst conditions are likely in coastal parts of the warning area. Winds across the warning area will begin to ease later in the afternoon.

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.

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

Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust of 102 km/h at 12:55 pm AWST.

Jurien Bay recorded a wind gust of 91 km/h at 1:10 pm AWST.

Jandakot recorded a wind gust of 89 km/h at 1:25 pm AWST.

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.