Brief reprieve before rain returns

Brief reprieve before rain returns

THERE will be a slight break from the heavy rainfall and tumultuous winds with showers getting lighter in the late evening.

The weekend will be partly cloudy with less than 50 per cent chance of showers but rain is predicted to return on Monday.

A cold front descended on WA yesterday, bringing winds of up to 100km/h and heavy rainfall.

The severe weather warning issued yesterday morning has been cancelled despite rain forecast to continue into the evening.

Rainfall over Perth city. Picture: David Baylis
The Scarborough coast this morning. Photo: David Baylis

Department of Fire and Emergency Services said the weather was not unusual for this time of year but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

Locations which may be affected include Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, Geraldton, Margaret River and Moora.

Rabobank’s latest monthly agribusiness wrap said it was a cold and wet month for the WA wheatbelt in June, with Geraldton getting more than 120 mm after only getting 29 mm in the past nine months.

The storm rolls across Perth. Photo: David Baylis
Torrential rain at Fremantle Harbour. Picture Andrew Ritchie

DFES advised residents to keep away from flooded drains and waterways and to be careful of fallen trees and power lines.

If your home or property has significant damage, call the State Emergency Services on 132 500.