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Wild weather set to lash Mandurah and South West

Mandurah and the South West is expected to be lashed by wild weather over the next two days.

The Bureau of Meteorology said an approaching low-pressure system is likely to cause gale force northly winds from Geraldton and Albany.

“While winds of this intensity are not unusual in winter, typically they’re from the opposite direction, south,” BOM said.

Coastal areas between Mandurah and Walpole are set to cop the brunt of it with 10-25mm of rain expected.

The low, positioned offshore, is also expected to generate dangerous surf and swell as well as abnormally high tides that could cause coastal inundation particularly around the Geographe Bay area.

The highest tide is expected Thursday morning (including half a metre above normal expected tide between Bunbury and Geographe Bay). However, conditions are expected to ease by Thursday afternoon as the low-pressure system contracts well south of the state. 

Perth will see rainy, windy conditions from Wednesday to Thursday before easing at the weekend. 

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services have issued a weather warning from Mandurah to Walpole and advise the following:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams. 
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris. 
  • 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. 

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