Severe weather warning issued as damaging winds hit Perth

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THE Bureau of Meteorology has re-issued a severe weather warning for Perth and much of the State, after damaging winds hit the metropolitan area overnight.

The gusty winds are predicted to continue throughout the day, with the Bureau warning damage to homes and properties is possible.

The threat of damaging winds will move eastward during the day to the southern Gascoyne, Goldfields and central and eastern part of the central land division.

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Perth people can expect the winds to ease by this afternoon.


According to the Bureau, there is a slight risk of dangerous gusts of wind between Bunbury and Walpole – which could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property.

Tides along Perth coastal areas are likely to rise above the very high mark, with rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas possible.

Damaging surf conditions are also likely, with the potential for beach erosion in metropolitan coastal areas.

The Bureau says the front is windier than a “typical front”, with this weather generally only seen about five times per year.

More than 4000 houses around Perth are without power this morning, in areas such as Girrawheen, Guilderton, Guildford, Hazelmere, Hovea, Maddington, Midland, Mosman Park, Orelia, Parkerville, Scarbrorough, South Guildford, Thornlie and Willetton.

For information on estimated restoration time for those areas, click here.

Traffic lights are blacked out in both Thornlie and Guildford. Drivers should exercise caution in these areas.

Main Roads WA has also issued a severe weather alert, saying drivers should consider postponing unnecessary travel.