Wild winds to lash region

Wild winds are set to lash the south-west. Picture: Morgan Hancock
Wild winds are set to lash the south-west. Picture: Morgan Hancock

THE south-west is set to be lashed by some wet and windy weather.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Beren Bradshaw said winds averaging 60 to 70km/h were forecast, with wind gusts of up to 100km/h.

Ms Bradshaw said a cold front was coming through and the region was expected to be hit by showers and thunderstorm activity.

“There’s quite a bit of shower activity and it will remain pretty cold over the next few days,” she said.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 

* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees

* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony

* Keep clear of fallen power lines.

Sheep graziers have also been warned of possible losses of lamb and sheep exposed to cold conditions.