Breaking News – Severe weather warnings for Perth.
A series of cold fronts will bring 24 hours of severe weather conditions to Perth and the South-West.
Windy, cold and showery conditions are expected through until Tuesday morning. The risk of Thunderstorms and small hail at times, particularly during Monday morning and early Tuesday morning. DAMAGING WINDS, DAMAGING SURF and ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are likely over parts of the South West Land Division.
A cold front is extending across the southwest of the State during Monday morning, to lie near Perth to Albany around 8.00am WST and be near Geraldton to Hopetoun by about 2.00pm WST Monday.
DAMAGING WINDS to 110 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are possible during Monday, most likely with the passage of the cold front.
DAMAGING WINDS are most likely over exposed coastal and adjacent areas between Jurien Bay and Hopetoun, however they may extend to inland areas with the passage of the cold front. Small hail is possible at times during the day.
A second cold front is likely to develop and extend over the southwest of the State late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, with increased showers, thunderstorm activity and small hail reaching Perth to Albany by about
2.00am WST Tuesday. DAMAGING WINDS to 110 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are likely to continue early Tuesday morning as the second cold front passes.
DAMAGING SURF conditions are continuing and could cause BEACH EROSION between Denham and Israelite Bay through the remainder of Monday and during Tuesday morning.
Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected with the passage of the cold fronts with falls between 20 and 35 mm possible along the west coast south of Geraldton.
Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth.
People in the southwest of WA experience a front as windy as this about 5 times per year.
Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust to 109 kilometres per hour at 2.17am WST Monday morning.
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.