Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

WA weather: More rain, hail on the way as cold fronts hover off coast

Rebecca Trigger, Wednesday August 9, 2017 - 19:59 EST
ABC image
WA's wet weather will continue into the weekend. - ABC

There's no end in sight to the wet weather for Western Australia with more cold fronts expected to bring heavy rain and possible hail over the next few days.

A front dumped 47.2 millimetres of rain on Perth through Tuesday and overnight, with more rain and strong winds on the way.

"We're basically going to have showers off and on during the day, and there's also the risk of a thunderstorm and we could also see small hail associated with that as well," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Mark Paull said.

"We're expecting another [cold front] to come through on Saturday and another one on Sunday."



Perth recorded another 6mm of rain to 5:00pm on Wednesday after reaching a top of 14.2 degrees Celsius, with the temperature forecast to increase to 16C on Thursday and 19C on Friday.

WA's drought-stressed Wheatbelt saw some rain relief, with several towns including Cunderdin, Narambeen and Beverley getting more than 25mm overnight.

A host of other towns and centres in south-west parts of the state also surpassed that mark.

Rain and moderate winds are expected to continue across south-western areas for the next few days.

Main Roads have advised drivers to switch on headlights, ensure a safe braking distance and to allow extra time as conditions become slippery amid the deluge.

There are marine gale warnings in place for the Geraldton, Esperance and Eucla coasts today, while the metro, Gascoyne, Bunbury and Albany coasts are subject to strong wind warnings.


- ABC

© ABC 2017

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Portable flood monitors dropped into rivers could turn the tide in future emergencies

05:51 EST

They may look like rubbish floating on the river, but these high-tech PVC pipes could be a crucial line of defence next time fast-rising floodwaters threaten homes.

Qld mum's warning as out-of-date hot water bottle bursts, scalding 4yo son

15:32 EST

A Queensland mum is warning others to regularly replace their hot water bottles after one split and burned her four-year-old son, narrowly missing his genitals.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrisbane

14:25 EST

Clear skies and light winds have led to several chilly mornings throughout southeast Queensland.