Severe weather likely to bring storms, damaging winds to Perth

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SEVERE weather in the State’s mid-west is likely to hit Perth in the form of a strong cold front, bringing damaging winds and storms tomorrow.

A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of the Gascoyne and Central West districts, including Kalbarri and Denham.

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That weather is likely to bring damaging winds, heavy rainfall and flash flooding from tonight.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the weather is “unusual”, with the amount of rainfall for the Gascoyne and Pilbara areas labelled “abnormal” for this time of year.

A strong cold front is then expected to hit Perth at 3pm on Tuesday.

The Bureau says strong damaging winds are likely on and ahead of the cold front – particularly in coastal areas of Perth.

Damaging surf conditions which may cause beach erosion are possible along the coastline.

The Bureau also says a severe weather warning is likely to be issued for the Perth metropolitan area.

The planned WA Day Festival in Mandurah was cancelled this weekend ahead of the inclement weather.

Perth residents can expect a maximum temperature of 23C today, with rain developing throughout the day and gusty winds in the afternoon and evening.