Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal and Great Southern forecast districts
Issued at 10:20 pm WST on Friday 29 July 2016.
For people in parts of WA southwest of a line from Mandurah to Katanning to Bremer Bay are advised that the Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds has been CANCELLED. This includes people in, near or between Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown and Albany.
A cold front has passed over the southwest of Western Australia and is continuing to move further east over southern districts, and while showers and gusty winds will continue for the remainder of Friday night and Saturday morning, conditions have eased and the immediate threat of damaging winds has passed.
HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES are still likely affect coastal areas from late Saturday and may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS.
Another strong cold front is expected to pass through the southwest on Saturday evening and it is likely that a warning will be issued for this second cold front during Saturday morning.
This is typical weather for this time of year, but gusty winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Lower West, South West, South Coastal and Great Southern forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
A wind gust of 130 kilometres per hour was recorded at Cape Leeuwin at 7:12 pm.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- 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.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's web site at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.
The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.