Strong winds buffeted parts of southwestern WA on Friday afternoon and early this morning, as a strong cold front swept across the region.
The front caused winds gusts of more than 100km/h in some parts, which earlier prompted a severe weather warning. This has now been cancelled.
The strongest winds were on the exposed coasts and capes, with Cape Leeuwin recording a gust of 115km/h and Cape Naturaliste 106km/h. The damaging winds also penetrated inland, with Bickley recording a gust of 102km/h, it highest in 3 years. Perth managed to escape the strongest winds, registering a gust of 65km/h.
The front also brought widespread rainfalls of 5-15mm, with parts of hills recording in excess 20mm. Sandy Road to southeast of Perth collected the most rain, registering 27mm. This has brought many locations in the southwest close to their September average for the first time since June.
Looking further ahead, any remaining showers should clear most parts by early this afternoon, except for the far south where showers will persist. Sunday will see a mild day with mostly sunny skies before another front impacts the region on Tuesday.
© Weatherzone 2012
10:03 EST The Roads and Maritime Services will investigate ways to flood proof the main road through Testers Hollow, near Kurri Kurri.