Severe Weather Warning For Southwest

Wind Gusts Up To 100 kms Per Hour

29 August 2018

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Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West.

If you live in parts of the Lower West and South West districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Dunsborough, Lancelin and Yanchep.


DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
  • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.


  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • 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 powerlines 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.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance.


At 29/08/2018 14:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low pressure system currently over the southwest of the state is producing strong and gusty southwesterly winds over western parts of the state. The southwesterly flow will gradually moderate during tonight. DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY for the next few hours. Winds will gradually moderate during this evening and tonight. Rottnest Island reported 106 km/hr at 2:30 pm. Cape Naturaliste reported 102 km/hr at 1:49pm. Cape Leeuwin reported 96 km/hr at 2pm.


  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

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