Weather forecast: Huge storms to hit Perth and WA area

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A severe weather warning has been issued across WA, with a cold front and severe thunderstorms expected to hit Perth this afternoon.

The Fire and Emergency Services Department issued the weather warning on Sunday, saying a cold front and severe thunderstorms were expected to hit Perth around 2 p.m.

The department said Western Australians living in areas such as Perth, the South West and Midwest-Gascoyne should prepare for stormy weather.

The DFES tweeted about the need for West Australians to “take action in the event of severe thunderstorms” if they live in areas that will be hit by the worrying winds and rain.

In addition to Perth, towns such as Bunbury, Geraldton, Busselton, Margaret River and Mandurah may be affected by the weather.

“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, damaging and locally damaging winds and heavy rain which could lead to flash flooding in the warning area from midday today and then are expected to affect the Perth metro area. beginning around 2 p.m. and continuing into the afternoon,” the department said.

Warning that roads could be closed, the DFES told West Australians to be particularly careful if driving in wet weather and to refrain from entering ‘waters of unknown depth and current’ with their cars.

Drivers were also advised to watch out for debris and downed power lines, as well as watch out for other motorists.

The department advised those off the road to stay indoors, unplug electrical appliances and stay away from windows.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a 95 per cent chance of rain in Perth, with 5-15mm expected to inundate Perth on Sunday afternoon and overnight.

A high of 24C is forecast for Sunday and the office expects showers to continue well into the week – on Monday it is forecast to bring 30-45mm of rain to Perth.

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