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Storm warning issued for WA's south

AAP logoAAP 7/08/2016

Thunderstorms and damaging winds are expected in parts of Western Australia's south, prompting a warning for people to prepare for the dangerous weather.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a warning for people near or between Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown and Albany.

"This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous," DFES said in a statement.

The Bureau of Meteorology says a strong cold front will move through the southwest during Sunday afternoon and extend through the South West Land Division late on Sunday and into Monday.

Thunderstorms may produce damaging winds in excess of 100km/h.

People have been warned to stay away from powerlines and trees, leave the water if they are boating or surfing, close curtains and blinds, and unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.

Drivers have also been warned to slow down, turn on headlights and be alert for hazards such as debris.

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