Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South West, South Coastal and parts of Lower West and Great Southern districts.

Issued at 10:16 am Saturday, 15 August 2020.

Deep low pressure system will brush the western south coast.

Weather Situation:
A strong cold front will cross the west coast during Saturday evening and Sunday morning. An associated deep low pressure system will move over parts between Margaret River and Albany Sunday morning.

During Saturday evening in western parts of the warning area between Mandurah and Windy Harbour DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected to extend throughout the warning area early Sunday morning, and then contract to eastern parts of the warning areas late Sunday morning. Conditions are expected to ease by Sunday afternoon.

The worst weather is expected in parts between Bunbury and Albany.

Tides are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS and POTENTIAL FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS, especially near the Geographe coast.

DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause beach erosion.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker and Narrogin.

This front is expected to be windier than a typical front and is likely to produce kind of weather that is only seen around 2 times per year.

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.