Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
South West district.

Issued at 6:15 am Wednesday, 5 July 2017.

Weather Situation:
A strong cold front is passing over the southwest of Western Ausralia.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible during Wednesday morning and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY over mainly exposed coastal parts of the South West district including Cape Leeuwin and Cape Natualiste.

Winds should ease by late Wednesday morning, although cold, gusty and showery conditions will continue for the remainder of Wednesday.

Locations which may be affected include Margaret River, Augusta, Dunsborough and Windy Harbour.

A wind gust to 93 kilometres per hour was recorded at Cape Naturaliste at 5.56am Wednesday morning.

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.