DARK rain clouds are gathering above Perth with rain and windy weather forecast for the city.
Expect showers and high humidity throughout the day, before the rain clouds start to clear in the early evening.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Meteorology also issued a gale Warning for the Leeuwin Coast, Albany Coast and Esperance Coast.
A strong wind warning was issued for Perth, Pilbara coast west, Ningaloo coast, Gascoyne coast, Geraldton coast, Lancelin coast, Perth coast, Bunbury Geographe coast and Eucla coast.
Today’s rain follows thunderstorms and lightning strikes across Perth’s southeast yesterday.
Western Power said an outage which resulted in 27,000 people losing their power, was caused by a truck hitting high voltage lines.
UPDATE: The truck driver has been identified and his vehicle quarantined to reduce safety risk. Thanks to everyone who shared the message, and remember to report incidents of vehicles contacting powerlines immediately on 13 13 51. https://t.co/erxs1lZbeE
— Western Power (@westernpowerwa) April 3, 2019
The recent rain follows WA’s hottest March on record.
The Bureau of Meteorology, in its monthly climate report, said the national mean temperature was 2.13C above average – but a wet end to the month saved it from being the driest.