Severe weather warning cancelled

A severe weather warning for Esperance and Ravensthorpe has been cancelled.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported winds reached 94 kilometres per hour last night but have this morning cancelled the warning.

A gale force marine wind warning remains in force for the Southern Coastal Region and hail and thunderstorms are expected.

Bureau of Meteorology severe weather forecaster Sarah Fitton said the cold front experienced last night had weakened.

“The air behind last night’s cold front has now weakened and moved offshore,” Ms Fitton said.

“The conditions have eased, we are no longer expecting to see any damaging wind gusts like we saw overnight.

““The weather along the South Coast could still be quite windy, but we are no longer expecting to see wind gusts in excess of 90 kilometres per hour.”

Early this morning, a Lesmurdie man was rescued by helicopter when his yacht ran aground. He was not seriously injured.