Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 12:30 pm Saturday, 20 May 2017.

A cold front will move over the southwest of the State during Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.

Thunderstorms and showers associated with the front may produce DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Damaging winds are possible near the Southwest Capes from around 9pm Saturday evening as the cold front moves through, extending to the remainder of the warning area overnight. Conditions will ease during Sunday morning.

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

This is typical weather for this time of the 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.