Perth faces severe weather and flooding

After rains throughout the start of the week the Brunswick River broke its banks on Wednesday afternoon

After rains throughout the start of the week the Brunswick River broke its banks on Wednesday afternoon

The strong and gusty winds will be accompanied strong cold front with a sustained period of showers.

Issued at 3:44 am Monday, 14 August 2017.

Damaging winds have hit the south-western corner of Western Australia as part of the biggest cold front to hit the state this winter - but there have been no reports of any major damage so far.

"These winds could result in damage to homes and property".

The Weather Bureau has warned of unsafe surf conditions between Geraldton and Albany, flooding, damaging rain and destructive wind gusts of up to 125 kilometres an hour today.

A severe weather warning for Perth and the south west is in place for Monday, with destructive 125km/h winds expected to lash Perth and surrounds.

Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause beach erosion between Geraldton and Albany.

Moderate to heavy falls are possible with showers and thunderstorms as the system moves through.

Emergency services are on flood watch in the South West and Lower West districts.

Homes and property southwest of a line from Busselton to Hopetoun including Bunbury, Esperance, Katanning, Manudrah, Manjimup and Margaret River are expected to be among the hardest-hit areas.

Cape Leeuwin recorded a gust of 109km/h in the early hours of the morning, while Cape Naturaliste reached 107km/h last night.

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. They are risky and should always be treated as live.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.

If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

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