Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
South West district.

Issued at 10:38 am Saturday, 12 August 2017.

Weather Situation:
An approaching cold front will move over the southwest of the State during Saturday evening.
Thunderstorms and showers associated with the front may bring DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in the warning area. Isolated gusts in exposed coastal areas south of Augusta may reach 125 kilometres per hour. Moderate to heavy rainfall is possible and may lead to localised flooding.
Flood Watches are current for the Lower West and South West districts.

The front will also affect the adjacent Lower West, South Coastal and western Great Southern and the remaining South West District outside the warning area. A period of gusty winds and moderate rainfall is likely, although conditions are not expected to be severe over these parts.

A second, stronger cold front is expected to pass over the southwest of the State during Sunday night and early Monday morning, with damaging winds and moderate to heavy falls likely to affect areas southwest of a line Lancelin to Albany.

Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River, Augusta and Dunsborough.

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.