Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:30 am Saturday, 10 March 2018.

Weather Situation:
A strong high pressure system has developed to the south of the State and will generate strong and gusty easterly winds on and west of the Darling escarpment from Saturday evening into Sunday morning. This includes much of the Perth Metropolitan area and extending south to Australind and north to Lancelin.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

The strongest wind gusts are expected between 8:00pm AWST Saturday evening until 8:00am AWST Sunday morning.

Gusty easterly winds are common this time of year however tonight's winds are likely to be unusually strong and may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

Easterly winds of this strength generally occur around once every 2 to 3 years.

Locations which may be affected include Mandurah, Perth, Gingin, Harvey, Lancelin 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.