Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:57 pm Friday, 9 July 2021.

Heavy rain and squally conditions for Perth and surrounds Friday afternoon.

Weather Situation: At 1:50pm WST a cold front was located near Perth to Dwellingup and will continue to cross southwest WA during Friday afternoon and evening.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is likely before conditions are expected to ease during Friday evening.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY during Friday afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Collie, Mandurah, Perth, Harvey and Yanchep.

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

Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust of 98 km/h at 1:19pm.

Dwellingup recorded a wind gust of 93 km/h at 1:00pm.

The following rainfall totals have been recorded since 9am to 2pm Friday:

Harvey 28.4mm

Myalup 27.2mm

Bunbury 25.2mm

Garden Island 23.6mm (including 10mm in 10 mins)

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.