Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South East Coastal district.

Issued at 4:47 pm Wednesday, 29 May 2024.
Damaging winds continue along the Esperance coast, easing during early Thursday morning.

Weather Situation: A deepening low pressure system over the Southern Ocean is extending a vigorous west to southwesterly airstream over the south of the state, bringing gusty showers and thunderstorms to the exposed parts of the South East Coastal district.

DAMAGING WEST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are likely over parts of the South East Coastal districts.
Conditions are likely to ease below warning thresholds during early Thursday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Esperance.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South West and South Coastal districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

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.