Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal and Great Southern forecast districts
Issued at 3:15 pm WST on Friday 25 July 2014.
For people in parts of WA southwest of a line from Mandurah to Narrogin to Albany . This includes people in, near or between the following towns: Narrogin, Mount Barker, Walpole, Augusta, Margaret River, Busselton, Bunbury, Mandurah, but not including the Perth metropolitan area.
A moderate to strong cold front will move over the southwest of the state during Saturday morning.
The weather system is likely to cause LOCALISED DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour that could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are likely to develop south west of a line Busselton to Walpole between 5 am and 7 am Saturday and extend to south west of a line Mandurah to Katanning to Albany after 7 am, extending to the remainder of the Warning area after 10am. Thunderstorms are also possible.
HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES are likely between Bunbury and Cape Naturaliste during Saturday morning.
This is typical weather for this time of the year but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- Store or weigh down loose objects such as outdoor furniture.
- Have an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.
- Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
- Move vehicles under cover.
- Boat owners should securely moor their boats.
- Campers should find shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm WST Friday.
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.