Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 7:37 pm Tuesday, 6 July 2021.

Damaging winds and dangerous surf is possible over southwest WA tonight.

Weather Situation: A strong cold front at 7pm WST was located just offshore of the west coast and will move east over the southwest tonight.

Thunderstorms and showers associated with the front may produce DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts at and above 110 km/h which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Squally winds are currently occurring in the warning area. Conditions should ease during Wednesday morning.

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

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

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

Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 113km/h at 3:21 pm WST.

Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust of 113km/h at 7:23pm WST.

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.