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Severe weather warning issued for Western Australia’s south

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The Department of Emergency Services and The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Perth and the South West area. 

A deep low-pressure system is expected to hit Western Australia’s coast on Friday afternoon and likely to stick around until Saturday morning. 

This weather is unusual for this time of the year, with the low predicted to be windier than a typical winter system, which may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous. 

The system is expected to bring damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour.

The front will also see damaging and dangerous surf conditions with high tides, which are likely to cause significant beach erosion. 

DFES recommends the following:  

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery-operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
  • Move vehicles undercover
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, stormwater drains and streams
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

If you require assistance:

  • life-threatening situation call 000
  • storm damage call the SES on 132 500.

Keep updated:  

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337)

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