WINTER weather is upon us with the first heavy rainfall of the season arriving in parts of Western Australia last night.
A severe weather warning remains in place from the Bureau of Meteorology as a “vigorous cold front” continues to hit WA.
Wind gusts of up to 100km/h were recorded in some areas.
The first heavy rain hit on Thursday night, with continued wet weather overnight and into Friday and the weekend.
Overnight, the rain caused power outages in Perth’s south-east, with multiple nearly 2000 homes in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale left without power.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services FES Weekly Intelligence Briefing states that the region is likely to be susceptible to flash flooding, storm damage and coastal inundation.
🌧️#Rain expected at the Capes from 11 am today; #Perth by around 5 pm. Our forecaster James Crow explains how much to expect where you are, and why it will be windy ahead of the rain in eastern parts of the state.🌬️
[Video recorded yesterday, Wed. 5 June]@dfes_wa pic.twitter.com/XuN4SPnJKn
— Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia (@BOM_WA) June 5, 2019
Scroll down to see WA’s latest wind warnings for Friday
Gale Warning: Perth Local Waters, Perth Coast, Bunbury Geographe Coast, Albany Coast and Esperance Coast.
Strong Wind Warning: North Kimberley Coast, Pilbara Coast West, Ningaloo Coast, Gascoyne Coast, Geraldton Coast, Lancelin Coast, Leeuwin Coast and Eucla Coast.
WET WEATHER WARNING – Drive to conditions, Switch headlights on, Ensure safe breaking distance #perthtraffic
— Main Roads WA (@Perth_Traffic) June 6, 2019