Western Australia's southwest is enjoying a weekend with calmer weather, but rain is returning on Tuesday.
Perth and much of the southwest are still recovering from this week's tornado, storms, damaging winds and heavy rain. This weekend has been more subdued with just the odd shower amid mostly cloudy days.
Monday should be sunnier with a high pressure ridge momentarily clearing skies before the arrival of a cold front on Tuesday morning.
Winds should increase on Monday night ahead of the front and most people will wake up to a wet and windy morning on Tuesday. Thankfully winds should be much lighter than the recent severe weather where winds gusted well above 100km/h in two separate bouts. The strongest gust was 146km/h at Cape Naturaliste. On Tuesday winds may gust over 80km/h along the coast, however wind this strength should only be brief.
Rain should be the dominant feature of the weather with widespread falls of 20-40mm on Tuesday, however there is still the chance of thunderstorms.
On Wednesday there should only be a few showers in the region, before southern WA faces a battering of wind and rain as a low moves up from the south on Wednesday night.
Perth should only get a bit of rain from this low as a high pressure ridge builds from the west providing mostly sunny skies from Thursday afternoon and through the weekend.
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10:53 EST Canberra and Richmond were among a host of places to have their coldest morning since September, with more locations likely to join tomorrow.