Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Lower West district.

Issued at 2:04 pm Thursday, 27 February 2020.

Damaging winds are occurring about the Darling Scarp

Weather Situation:

A deep trough off the west coast combined with a high to the south is expected to cause DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour about the Darling Scarp (including the Perth Metropolitan area) which could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

These conditions are likely to continue for the remainder of Thursday and into Friday morning.

This weather is not typical for this time of the year and winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

Locations which may be affected include Mandurah, Perth, Gingin, Rottnest Island, Scarborough and Yanchep.

A gust of 96 km/h was recorded at Gooseberry Hill at 1:46pm.

A gust of 83 km/h was recorded at Hillarys Boat Harbour at 1:30pm.

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.