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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

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

Issued at 7:51 pm WST on Friday 29 July 2016.

For people in parts of WA southwest of a line from Mandurah to Katanning to Bremer Bay. This includes people in, near or between Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown and Albany. This does not include Mandurah or Katanning.

Weather Situation
A cold front has passed over Cape Leeuwin at about 7pm this evening and will
affect the southwest of Western Australia during the remainder of Friday night
and early Saturday morning.
The passage of the cold front is likely to cause period of LOCALISED DAMAGING
WINDS to 100 kilometres an hour that could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND
PROPERTY. In isolated areas west of a line from Bunbury to Windy Harbour,
DANGEROUS GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres an hour could cause SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES OR PROPERTY.
The risk of DANGEROUS GUSTS and LOCALISED DAMAGING WINDS will ease over the
warning area by early Saturday morning in the wake of the cold front.
HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES will affect coastal areas from late Saturday and may
cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS.
Another strong cold front is expected to pass through the southwest on Saturday
evening and it is likely that a warning will be issued for this second cold
front during Saturday morning.
This is typical weather for this time of year, but gusty winds may cause damage
to property and make road conditions hazardous.

A wind gust of 130 kilometres per hour was recorded at Cape Leeuwin at 7:12 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.
If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.
The next warning will be issued by 10:45 pm WST Friday.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
web site at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.

The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate this
warning being broadcast regularly.
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