Perth weather: Metro area cops hail as nightmare conditions continue across State
Wind, rain, lighting and now hail… Perth has really copped it over the last month.
The wild weather is set to continue battering the city and the south west of the State this afternoon, and locals have been warned to immediately take action to stay safe.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued an alert early this morning advising residents from the metropolitan area, down to Albany and through to Esperance to prepare for severe conditions, including hail and damaging winds of up to 100km/h.
Perth Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Bob Tarr said the squally conditions are likely to continue well into Tuesday night, with the chance of more hail for the metro area.
“There’s still the chance of more hail, lighting and possible thunderstorms this afternoon,” he said.
Although conditions will ease overnight, another cold front will bring more rain on Wednesday and Thursday.
“There will still be some weather around, but the next two days will feel more settled,” Tarr said.
Friday will see a reprieve from wet conditions, with the chance the sun might poke through, before more cold fronts hit on the weekend.
Emergency services have answered more than 30 calls for help since Monday morning.
Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to plunge today, getting to just 15C in Perth, 12C in Dowerin and 10C in Manjimup.
The average rainfall for August is 124mm, with 20mm already hitting the Perth rain gauge.
It comes after the wettest July in 26 years in which the rainfall tally fell just 7.2mm short of the all-time record of 278mm.
Tuesday: 9-15C - Showers. Possible storm, 8-15mm
Wednesday: 8-18C - Showers, 1-2mm
Thursday: 9-18C - Showers, 1-2mm
Friday: 8-20C - Partly cloudy,0-0.2mm
Saturday: 10-19C - Shower or two, 0-6mm
Sunday: 9-19C - Partly cloudy, 0-0.4mm
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