Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Lower West, South West, South Coastal, Great Southern and parts of Central West, South East Coastal and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 4:56 pm Saturday, 22 June 2019.

A strong cold front will move through southwest WA this evening to early Sunday with damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

Weather Situation:

A strong cold front moving through the southwest Saturday night until early Sunday with potential thunderstorms is expected to cause DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Widespread DAMAGING WINDS are possible in coastal parts between Jurien Bay and the South West Capes, including the Perth Metropolitan area. This area will extend eastwards to include Narrogin, Katanning and Albany by 8pm and to Lake King and Hopetoun by around midnight Saturday.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over the warning area west of a line Moora to Katanning to Albany. HEAVY RAINFALL near the west coast will extend eastwards with the passage of the front.

The worst weather is expected to occur near the west coast between Yanchep and the South West Capes.

This is typical weather for this time of the year but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth.

Capel has recorded 52 mm of rain and Bunbury 39.4 mm over the last 12 hours to 16:45 WST.

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.