Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:10 am Friday, 30 August 2019.
Damaging winds are possible over the southwest of the State with the passage of a cold front on Friday evening.

Weather Situation:

A cold front will reach the southwest Capes about 8:00pm this evening, and then move through the remainder of the warning area by midnight.
DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible with the passage of the cold front which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.
Winds are expected to ease by early Saturday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River, Harvey and Walpole.

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

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.