Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for DAMAGING WINDS and ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES

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

Issued at 11:06 am Sunday, 6 May 2018.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system is moving south of the State this afternoon.

Showers associated with this system may produce DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY during Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon.

Conditions will ease from the west during this afternoon with the risk of DAMAGING WINDS likely to have ceased by around 2pm Sunday.

Gusty showers are expected to continue through much of the South West Land Division until Sunday evening.

HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS. This risk will be greatest between 10am and 1pm Sunday around the time of the high tide.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Mount Barker, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun.

This is typical weather for this time of year but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 107 kilometres per hour at 5:19am

Cape Naturaliste recorded a wind gust of 94 kilometres per hour at 8:30am

Walpole North recorded a wind gust of 93 kilometres per hour at 7:43 am

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.