Severe Weather Warning for Mandurah and Southwest

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal and Great Southern forecast districts

Issued at 7:23 am WST on Thursday 10 September 2015.

For people in parts of WA southwest of a line from Mandurah to Katanning to Bremer Bay. This includes people in, near or between the following towns: Mandurah, Katanning, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown and Albany.

Weather Situation

A cold front is approaching southwest parts of the state. The passage of the front may cause DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour that could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING winds are possible southwest of a line from Mandurah to Walpole and then extending to Bremer Bay by around midday.

Isolated thunderstorms and moderate rainfall are also likely in the warning area. Tides will be higher than normal, particularly in Geographe Bay.

Conditions will ease during Thursday afternoon.

This is typical weather for this time of 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.

If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.