Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South Coastal and South East Coastal districts.

Issued at 3:58 pm Saturday, 19 September 2020.

Damaging winds are possible on Sunday across the south coast as a deep low passes through the Southern Ocean.

Weather Situation: A deep low will move through the Southern Ocean during tonight and Sunday, bringing the potential for damaging winds about the south coastal districts.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected to develop about the south coast between Walpole and Albany from around 5am WST and gradually extend eastwards through the Esperance coast during the day.

DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely to develop on Sunday between Cape Naturaliste and Israelite Bay on Sunday morning.

Showers across the warning area will generally produce light falls, although some areas near the coast between Walpole and Bremer Bay are likely to receive moderate rainfall. Thunderstorms and small hail are also possible throughout the warning area.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Esperance, Denmark, Mount Barker, Hopetoun, Ravensthorpe and Walpole.

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

Conditions should gradually ease from the west during Sunday afternoon and evening.

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.