Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South Coastal and parts of South West and South East Coastal districts.

Issued at 4:27 pm Wednesday, 14 July 2021.

Stormy weather continues over the southern part of the State.

Weather Situation: A cold front embedded in a vigorous westerly flow through the Southern Ocean will cross the south coast this evening and Thursday morning.

Squally showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the front may produce DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

DAMAGING WINDS may occur across coastal areas of the South West district and extend west along the south coast and adjacent inland areas overnight and into Thursday morning, but are most likely after 10:00pm tonight. Conditions should gradually ease from west to east during the day on Thursday.

DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION throughout the warning area as a large swell arrives on Thursday morning. Dangerous surf will extend northward through the Perth metro area on Thursday morning, and is expected to reach the Geraldton coast by midday on Thursday.

HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS with the high tide on Thursday from Cape Leeuwin through the Eucla coast.

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

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Denmark, Esperance, Hopetoun, Mount Barker, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe and Walpole.

Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 100 km/h at 4:08pm.

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.