Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Eucla district.

Issued at 12:46 pm Thursday, 15 July 2021.

Gale force westerly winds occurring over the Eucla.

Weather Situation: A vigorous westerly flow is continuing over the southeast of the State.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 90 km/h are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Winds are expected to ease later Thursday afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Balladonia, Cocklebiddy, Eucla, Eyre, Forrest and Rawlinna.

Forrest reported an average wind speed of 65 to 70 km/h with a peak gust of 89 km/h in the 30 minutes to 12:30 pm AWST.

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.