SES gets 52 call outs as wild weather blows over trees

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Photo: Graeme Powell/Twitter

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PERTH was battered by wind gusts of up to 100 km per hour yesterday, blowing over trees and causing blackouts and traffic delays.

The severe weather warning was officially cancelled at 11.12pm, but not before the wind had left its mark.

The SES had received 52 call outs in the 24 hours to 6am from people requiring assistance on their properties, mostly for roof damage, 27 of them overnight.

Yesterday afternoon in Wellard a tree was blown over on a house, while in Woodbridge a large tree landed on power lines causing the train station to close and delays on the Midland line.

Great Eastern Highway was closed due felled power lines, while several sets of traffic lights were out.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts an easing of conditions today, with winds west to northwesterly between 25-35 km per hour.

The wild weather was brought on by a sizeable cold front.