Thursday: South to southwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore north of Merimbula. Swell: Southerly 3 metres. Friday: Southwesterly 30/40 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres. Swell: Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 4 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres tending south to southeasterly 2/3 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots turning southerly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres.Issued Thu 22:00 EDT
20:59 EDT Power has been restored to most households in Perth after a spectacular electrical storm last night blacked out more than 27,000 homes.