Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Goldfields, Lower West, South East Coastal and parts of Pilbara, Gascoyne, Eucla, South Interior, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 2:03 pm Monday, 18 October 2021.

Possible damaging winds over central parts of the State during Tuesday. Damaging winds also over western coastal parts Tuesday night.

Weather Situation:
A rain band will move over western and central parts of the State during Tuesday with areas of raised dust and DAMAGING winds possible ahead of the rain band. A deepening low pressure system will then move over the Lower West coast during Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing a period of potential DAMAGING WINDS to areas near the west coast.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 40 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour are possible initially over the eastern Gascoyne and Goldfields from around 10am WST Tuesday, moving to over the southern Goldfields, Eucla and adjacent parts of the South East Coastal district during Tuesday afternoon and evening before easing. WINDS MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

During Tuesday night, DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 90 kilometres per hour with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible in mainly coastal parts of the Central West District, the Lower West district and northern parts of the South West district. WINDS MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Winds will begin to ease around sunrise on Wednesday.

HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES and DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION are possible between Kalbarri and Mandurah Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah, Meekatharra, Moora, Norseman, Paraburdoo and Perth.

This system is expected to be windier than is typical for this time of year and will bring wind gusts particularly near the west coast Tuesday night that are not often seen during October.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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.