Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Lower West, South West and Great Southern forecast districts
Issued at 3:32 am WST on Sunday 21 September 2014.
For people in parts of WA southwest of a line from Lancelin to Narrogin to Walpole. This includes people in, near or between the Perth Metropolitan area, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and Bridgetown but not including Narrogin.
The passage of a cold front during Sunday morning may produce DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour that could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS and moderate to heavy rainfall are likely to develop over the Southwest Capes from about 6am Sunday morning, extending to southwest of a line from the Perth Metropolitan area to Walpole by 9am. The potential for DAMAGING WINDS will ease by midday Sunday but moderate to heavy rainfall is likely to continue until late afternoon.
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:
- 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.
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 am WST Sunday.
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.