Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in Lower West, South West, South Coastal, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt and parts of Central West and South East Coastal districts.
Issued at 10:21 am Monday, 10 June 2019.
A strong to gale force westerly flow with embedded cold fronts could produce DAMAGING WINDS, DAMAGING SURF and ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES in parts of the South West Land Division until late Tuesday morning.
Weather Situation: A cold front is moving through the South West Land Division during Monday with windy, cold and showery conditions continuing until late Tuesday morning.
A cold front is extending across the southwest of the State during Monday, lying near Perth to Albany at 11am WST and expected to lie near Geraldton to Hopetoun by about 5.00pm WST Monday. This front will begin easing later Monday evening as it moves further east.
DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are possible during Monday, most likely with the passage of the cold front.
DAMAGING WINDS are most likely over exposed coastal and adjacent areas between Jurien Bay and Hopetoun, however they may extend to inland areas with the passage of the cold front. Small hail is possible at times during the day.
A second cold front is likely to develop and extend over the southwest of the State from late Monday night through to early Tuesday afternoon, with increased showers, thunderstorm activity and small hail, reaching a line from Perth to Albany by about 5.00am WST Tuesday.
DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are likely to continue southwest of Mandurah to Bremer Bay during Tuesday morning as the second cold front passes.
DAMAGING SURF conditions are continuing and could cause BEACH EROSION between Shark Bay and Israelite Bay for the remainder of Monday and throughout Tuesday.
Tides will be higher than expected between Lancelin and Albany, including the Perth Metropolitan area.
Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected with the passage of these cold fronts with falls between 20 and 35 mm possible along the west coast south of Geraldton.
Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Esperance, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth.
People in the southwest of WA experience a front as windy as this about 5 times per year.
Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust to 98 kilometres per hour at 6.00am WST Monday morning.
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