Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:37 pm Thursday, 29 August 2019.

The passage of a cold front this evening will produce showery and gusty conditions to parts of the South West and South Coast districts.

Weather Situation: The passage of a cold front this evening will produce showery and gusty conditions.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the front may produce DAMAGING GUSTS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour which could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in localised areas.

DAMAGING WINDS will ease during the late evening after the passage of the front.

Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Harvey and Pinjarra.

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.