A cold front is making its way towards Perth after triggering heavy rain and thunderstorms in the state's southwest this morning.
Busselton was soaked with 6mm of rain in just 10 minutes this morning, with 20mm falling before 10am. Rain was also heavy at Margaret River and Cape Leeuwin, both receiving 10mm in an hour.
The band of showers is pushing further into the state today, with falls of 5-10mm likely anywhere southwest of a line from Mandurah to Hopetoun. The wet weather will reach Perth during the afternoon, although the city is likely to see less than 10mm overnight.
Looking into the weekend, Perth will remain mostly dry on Saturday, although cooler air will move into the city behind the front. Sunday should only reach about 17 degrees, which is just below average for July. Fortunately for those heading to the Fremantle game, Sunday afternoon will be dry.
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12:54 EST Southern New South Wales and the ACT had a chilly start to the weekend, with some places seeing their coldest May night in half a decade.