Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in Goldfields, Central West, Lower West, South West, South Coastal, South East Coastal, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt and parts of Gascoyne and Eucla districts.
Issued at 9:26 am Tuesday, 5 June 2018.
Potential for severe weather over large parts of southwest WA during Tuesday.
A strong and squally northerly flow ahead of a strong cold front will extend throughout the warning area during the morning. Conditions will ease from the west as the cold front moves through. The front is near the southwest Capes and is expected near a line from Perth to Albany early afternoon.
DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are possible through most western parts of the warning area. The threat of DAMAGING WINDS will extend east to the Goldfields and southern Gascoyne during Tuesday morning. Winds will ease over western coastal parts during Tuesday afternoon.
There is a slight risk of DANGEROUS GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in localised coastal areas between Bunbury and Walpole until early afternoon.
Tides between Kalbarri and Walpole are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS and POTENTIAL FLOODING of low-lying coastal areas, particularly in the Geographe Bay area.
DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which may cause BEACH EROSION in coastal areas between Jurien Bay and Walpole, particularly in the Geographe Bay area.
The heaviest rainfall is expected in coastal parts between Jurien Bay and Walpole with only light rainfall over eastern inland parts of the warning area.
Another separate Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall is current for the Gascoyne and far southwest Pilbara. Please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.
Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Norseman, Northam and Perth.
This front is windier than a typical front and is affecting a larger area than normal.
Significant wind gusts recorded include:
Busselton Jetty 109 kilometres per hour at 5:46am.
Rottnest Island 109 kilometres per hour at 6:30am.
Cape Naturaliste 107 kilometres per hour at 6:00am.
Albany Airport 94 kilometres per hour at 7:09am.
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.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology