A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for parts of WA, including metropolitan Perth, for Monday morning.
The warning, issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, forecast “destructive winds” as part of a strong cold front moving through the area at 9am tomorrow.
The front is expected to reach the metro area between 10 and 11am.
Thunderstorms and showers associated with the front could produce winds capable of damage to property of up to 100 km/h.
“In isolated areas dangerous gusts in excess of 125 km/h are possible and could cause significant damage or destruction to homes or property,” the warning said.
Locations such as Albany, Bunbury, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and the Perth metro area are likely to be affected.
The warning says this type of weather is typical for this time of year, but may cause property damage and make conditions hazardous.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services recommends people take the following precautions:
- 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.
Log on to www.bom.gov.au for more updates.