#Perth weather: 100km/h wind gusts forecast metro and South West areas

Batten down the hatches Perth!WIND gusts up to 100km/h have been forecast for parts of the Perth metropolitan area and South West overnight, with people warned to prepare for potential property damage.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning which could affect Perth, Mandurah, Gingin, Harvey, Lancelin and Yanchep.

A powerful high pressure system has developed in the south of the state, which is expected to generate strong and gusty easterly winds on and west of the Darling escarpment tonight and into tomorrow morning.

“This includes much of the Perth metropolitan area and extending south to Australind and north to Lancelin,” the bureau stated.

“Damaging winds with gusts up to 100km/h are possible and could cause damage to homes and property.”

The strongest winds are expected to hit between 8pm tonight until 8am tomorrow.

“Gusty easterly winds are common this time of year, however tonight’s winds are likely to be unusually strong and may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous. Easterly winds of this strength generally occur once every two to three years,” the bureau warned.

No rain is forecast, with the minimum overnight temperature tipped to be 17, rising to a warm maximum of 33C tomorrow.

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