A severe weather warning is in place for many areas throughout regional WA.
If you live in Lower West, South West, South Coastal, South East Coastal and parts of Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.
Locations which may be affected include the Perth Metropolitan area, Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Norseman and Northam.
This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.
The strongest wind gusts recorded today (Friday) include:
- Cape Leeuwin: 107 km/h
- Busselton Jetty: 93 km/h
- Rottnest Island: 93 km/h
- Esperance Airport: 91 km/h
FALLEN TREES – SOUTH WEST REGION
Main Roads is aware of the issue and has deployed clean-up crews to a number of locations across the network
Approach with caution and drive to the conditions
WEATHER WARNING – SOUTH WEST REGION
Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers
Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines, trees and loose debris
If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears
SMOKE ALERT – SOUTH WEST REGION
Bussell Highway from Bunbury to Margaret River
South Western Highway from Waroona to Brunswick
Muir Highway from Franklin Street to Balbarrup Road, Manjimup
Coalfields Highway from South Western Highway to Gastaldo Road
Reduced visibility, switch headlights on
Ensure safe braking distance