Perth hit by third storm front in four days

Storm clouds gather over Perth.
Storm clouds gather over Perth.

PERTH continues to be battered by storms this morning, but some relief from wind, rain and hail is expected to come later today.

It’s the third storm to hit the metro area in four days.

Rain clouds hover over Mandurah.

The Bureau of Meteorology expects damaging winds, surf and high tides to batter the coast until early Tuesday afternoon.

Cape Naturaliste recorded windgusts of 98km/h overnight while Cape Leeuwin recorded gusts of 96km/h.

Meanwhile, it continues to blow a gale in Perth with windgusts of up to 40km/h expected.

A walkway between the Alluvion building and Westralia Square collapsed yesterday afternoon.

 

People in the southwest of WA experience a front as windy as this about 5 times per year.

While winds are expected to ease later today – keep hold of those umbrellas as the rain is expected to hang around until Friday.

This morning Perth had already recorded 14mm of rain since 9am yesterday, while Mandurah had recorded 15mm, Bickley 41mm and Karnet more than 20mm.

The temperature will hit a high of 16 degrees today, before reaching an expected 18 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

It’s expected to hit a balmy 19 degrees on Friday.

However, better things are expected this weekend – with light winds, a small chance of a shower and a high of 20 predicted for Saturday.