Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South East Coastal and parts of Goldfields, Eucla, South Coastal and Great Southern districts.

Issued at 6:40 am Tuesday, 24 May 2022.


Weather Situation: A low pressure system about 996 hPa is located close to the southern WA coast, with an associated trough extending to the north. The low is expected to weaken today as it moves to the southeast.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 55 to 65 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 kilometres per hour are possible throughout the South East Coastal district and parts of South Coastal, Great Southern, Goldfields and Eucla districts. The risk is highest near showers and thunderstorms, and along coastal areas in the South East Coastal.

HEAVY RAINFALL is no longer considered a risk in the warning area, though driving conditions may still be dangerous with slippery roads and gusty winds.

The risk of damaging winds will ease during Tuesday morning or early afternoon as the low moves away from the coast.

Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Norseman, Israelite Bay, Lake King, Ravensthorpe and Salmon Gums.

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

Highest wind gusts recorded since Monday evening:

Cape Naturaliste: 107 km/h at 10:56pm

Rottnest Island: 102 km/h at 8:01 pm

Bickley: 98 km/h at 9:29pm

Bussleton Jetty: 95km/h at 7:22pm

Ocean Reef: 93 km/h at 9:16 pm

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.