THE Bureau of Meterology (BoM) has issued a severe weather warning for people in Western Australia southwest of a line from Mandurah to Walpole.
This includes people in, near or between the following towns: Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and Bridgetown.
A cold front moving over the area during Tuesday is likely to cause widespread damaging winds up to 100 kilometres per hour that could result in damage to homes and property.
In isolated areas damaging gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property.
Damaging winds are likely to develop about the capes early on Tuesday morning
and extend to remaining parts later in the morning.
Thunderstorms are also possible.
Higher than normal tides may result in flooding of low-lying coastal areas in
the Geographe Bay area, including Busselton and Dunsborough on Tuesday morning.
This is typical weather for this time of year.
For personal safety FESA State Emergency Service [SES] advises people to secure loose objects, move vehicles under cover and stay inside away from windows.
If caught outside people should find shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
If people own a boat they should ensure it is securely moored.
Take extra care on the roads as flooding is possible.
If driving through heavy rain slow down and turn lights on or if visibility becomes low pull over and park until it passes.
For SES assistance call 132 500.
For more safety tips go to fesa.wa.gov.au
Updates will be posted as issued by BoM.