Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:34 am Friday, 7 June 2019.

Strong northerly winds over parts of the South Coastal and South East Coastal districts.

Weather Situation:
A vigorous cold front lies over the South West Land Division extending from Geraldton to Bremer Bay and is moving eastwards. Strong northerly winds are expected ahead of the front, easing this afternoon.

Northerly winds ahead of the approaching cold front are currently reaching 50 to 60 kilometres per hour with DAMAGING GUSTS to 100 kilometres per hour at times about the South Coastal and South East Coastal districts between Albany and Esperance. Winds are expected to ease during the day.

Heavy rainfall is expected with the passage of the front today.

West River has recorded mean winds to 59km/hr with gusts to 109 km/hr at 4:46am.

Gnowangerup has recorded mean winds to 60 km/hr with gusts to 89 km/hr at 5:40am.

Locations which may be affected include Bremer Bay, Hopetoun, Jerramungup and Ravensthorpe.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South West and Great Southern districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

This front is the first in a series of significant fronts expected to affect the southwest of the State over the weekend and into early next week.

The winds ahead of this front are windier than a typical front.

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.