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Severe weather to hit South West
Storm clouds signal an approaching storm at Busselton foreshore. File Picture

A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of the South West, with winds of up to 125km/h expected to hit tonight.

The warning covers an area south west of a line from Bunbury to Manjimup to Albany.

It includes people in, near or between Bunbury, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River and Albany.

A cold front will bring potentially damaging winds into tomorrow morning.

The Weather Bureau alert says the system may cause locally destructive winds with gusts in excess of 125 km/h that could damage homes and property.

The cold front is typical weather for this time of the year but winds may cause damage to property in isolated areas and make road conditions hazardous.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should store or weigh down loose objects such as outdoor furniture, have an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit, ensure pets and animals are in a safe area and move vehicles under cover.

Boat owners should securely moor their boats.

Campers should find shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.

The West Australian

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