Weather warning for Great Southern

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Leadened skies over Mount Clarence.
Camera IconLeadened skies over Mount Clarence. Credit: Laurie Benson

Winds up to 90km/h are expected to hit Albany tomorrow morning.

A Severe weather warning has been issued for the Great Southern and parts of the South West as severe weather is coming early Wednesday.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Augusta, Dunsborough, Harvey, Jerramungup and Walpole.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services have advised to store or weigh down loose objects around your home that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury.

This afternoon, the Bureau of Meteorology advised a developing low pressure system is expected to bring areas of heavy rain and squally winds as it moves over the south west on Wednesday.

Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause damage to homes and property.

Damaging winds may develop around 2am Wednesday morning and reach Albany by 8am extending to Bremer Bay and inland to Katanning by 2pm Wednesday afternoon.

If the low develops further to the north the warning area may be extended as far north as Mandurah.

Winds are expected to ease by Thursday.

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