WA Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:07 pm Sunday, 12 June 2022.

Damaging winds across southwestern WA.

Weather Situation: An intense low pressure system will result in a risk of damaging winds across parts of southwestern WA. This low will track eastward along the southern coast overnight before weakening later on Monday.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are likely through parts of southwestern WA. Severe winds about the South West district this evening are expected to spread eastwards to the remainder of the warning area during Monday.

This front is expected to produce dangerous weather that is only seen once every 3 to 4 years in the southwest of WA.

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

120 km/h wind gust recorded at Cape Leeuwin at 6:06 pm.

94 km/h wind gust recorded at Cape Naturaliste at 3:29 pm.

93 km/h wind gust recorded at Busselton Jetty at 3:56 pm.

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.