Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:51 am Monday, 12 July 2021.

Extended period of squally weather expected to continue across the south west

Weather Situation: A strong cold front has moved inland across the South West Land Division and is weakening. A westerly flow is establishing across the southwest and is expected to continue over the coming days.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Winds have temporarily eased across parts of the warning area, however further DAMAGING WINDS are likely to develop during Monday afternoon and continuing on Tuesday as squally conditions persist.

DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION along most of the west coast but particularly south of Shark Bay.

HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS over the next few hours and again with the morning high tide on Tuesday from Shark Bay to Albany including the Swan River.

Heavy rainfall has eased, however squally showers and thunderstorms will continue for the remainder of Monday and Tuesday.

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

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

This is an unusually prolonged event with damaging winds expected to continue within squalls and thunderstorms till late Tuesday.

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.