Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South West district.

Issued at 7:46 pm Sunday, 12 July 2020.

Thunderstorms associated with a cold front may produce damaging wind gusts in the far southwest.

Weather Situation: AT 7:30pm WST active thunderstorms on a cold front are moving over the Southwest Capes . The thunderstorms will move east over the South West District over the next few hours.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta and Dunsborough.


The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 96km/h at 7:31pm WST.

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 there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
* Slow down and turn your headlights on.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.