Severe weather warning for Perth

Rain is coming.
Rain is coming.

A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for Perth, with the brunt of a cold front expected to pass through the city in the mid to late afternoon.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the front is approaching from the west and is expected to reach the South West Capes Wednesday morning and the Perth metro area in the afternoon.

Photo: Lucy Jarvis

Showers and thunderstorms associated with the front may produce damaging winds up to 100km/h from Yanchep to Narrogin and Katanning to Albany by 4pm Wednesday afternoon.

Photo: Bureau of Meteorology

The pattern is typical for this time of year but winds may cause damage to property and make roads 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.