Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:09 pm Thursday, 9 August 2018.
Damaging winds may continue early this afternoon in the wake of a cold front southwest of Mandurah to Bremer Bay .

Weather Situation:
A cold front has moved over the southwest corner of the State. The front will continue to move east during the remainder of today, with a cold and showery southwesterly flow continuing in the wake of the front. Thunderstorms and small hail are possible over the southwest of the State until early Friday morning. Winds and rain areas will ease from the southwest during this afternoon.
Thunderstorms and showers may produce DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour that could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Damaging winds are likely over the warning area early this afternoon in the wake of the cold front.
Whilst conditions are easing from the west, showers will continue for much of the day and could be heavy at times.
As the cold front moves east, cold and showery conditions will continue over southern and western parts of the State, with thunderstorms and small hail likely until early Friday morning.
A flood watch has been issued for the Central West, Lower West and South West Districts, for further details please refer to
Tides will be higher than normal between Perth and Albany.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker.
Cape Naturaliste 102 km/hr at 07:13 am
Rottnest Island 91 km/hr at 1:30 am
Cape Leeuwin 85 km/hr at 7:28 am
This is typical weather for this time of year but winds and heavy rain 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.