Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:59 am Tuesday, 6 July 2021.

Damaging winds and dangerous surf is possible over southwest WA later Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Weather Situation: A strong cold front will move over the southwest of the State later Tuesday afternoon and extend east across the South West Land Division Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms and showers associated with the front may produce DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Winds are expected to develop southwest of a line from Mandurah to Collie to Denmark from 2pm WST Tuesday and extend to the remaining parts of the warning area by 8pm WST Tuesday.

Conditions should ease later Wednesday.

DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION between Lancelin and Walpole.

Tides may be higher than expected particularly on Wednesday morning between Lancelin and Albany, including the Perth Metropolitan area.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Dunsborough, 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.