Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Lower West and South West districts.

Issued at 2:04 pm Thursday, 24 September 2020.

Damaging winds possible tonight across the Darling Scarp.

Weather Situation: A trough moving south over the central South West Land Division combined with a ridge of high pressure in the Bight will cause gusty conditions over the Darling Scarp and the foothills tonight.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 90 km/h are possible over the Darling Scarp and the foothills and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Winds will be strongest from around 8:00pm AWST tonight until 8:00am AWST on Friday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Kalamunda, Mundaring and Donnybrook.

This weather is not typical for this time of the year and 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.