Severe weather warning for south west

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe wind weather warning for people in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe wind weather warning for people in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe wind weather warning for people in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts.

A low pressure system will pass to the south of the State late Monday afternoon and evening. A period of showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds is expected over the the southwest of the State.

Thunderstorms and showers associated with the low pressure system may produce damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property.

Conditions are expected to ease over the warning area from 10pm WST Monday.

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

This is typical weather for this time of the year but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

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.