More wet and windy weather is expected until Friday across the southern half of WA.
A severe weather warning remains in place for towns like Albany, Bunbury, Bridgetown, Busselton, Collie, Narrogin, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker, along with the Perth Metro area and Mandurah.
A strong, fast moving cold front is moving across western parts of the South West Land Division and will extend east during the remainder of Thursday before conditions ease.
But then a second strong cold front is likely to affect the southwest of WA from early Friday morning.
Collie East has picked up the most rain to 1pm today with 18mm. Bridgetown has recorded 16.8mm, while Myalup, Brunswick Junction, Cordering and Styles Tower have all recorded just over 15mm to 1pm.
Strong gusts have been recorded today including 139km/h at the Albany Airport just after midday today, and gusts over 90km/h at Cape Leeuwin, Busselton Jetty and Dardanup.
A severe weather warning for tomorrow's conditions is expected later today.
Residents in the South West and parts of the Great Southern and South Coast are being told to prepare for some wet and wild weather to hit the region in the coming days.
A severe weather warning has been issued with a strong cold front to hit the Southwest Capes from 8am Thursday, extending to the rest of the warning areas across the day.
Towns include Bunbury, Albany, Bridgetown, Busselton, Collie, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker.
Showers and isolated thunders could produce damaging winds with gusts of up to 100km/h and may cause damage to homes and properties.
Showers are expected to hit from around 5am, while the strongs winds are predicted along the Southwest Capes from 8am, reaching Albany by 11am and Hopetoun at approximately 2pm.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services are asking people to prepare their homes and properties in the following ways:
- 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.