Tornado hits WA’s south west

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A SUSPECTED tornado has caused damage to roofs and vegetation in Western Australia’s South West region.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the tornado moved through Harvey about 6.30pm on Thursday and more cold fronts were expected over the weekend with damaging winds.

“It’s not possible to determine wind speeds associated with the damage at Harvey, but the highest gust recorded from our weather stations last night was 94km/h at Rottnest Island at 7.51pm,” a spokesman said on Friday.

The South West region has an average of five tornadoes every year during the cooler months.