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Cold front bears down on southern WA

Andrew Casper-Richardson, Sunday June 21, 2020 - 14:49 EST

A cold front barrelling towards southwest Western Australia will bring an end to the recent run of sunny and mild conditions.  

Much of Monday will be dry and sunny across southwest parts of the state but north-to-northeast winds will increase and become strong and gusty throughout the day, ahead of the looming cold front. Winds will be strongest with the passage of the front and about exposed coastal and elevated locations in the Lower West and South West, where gusts could reach 80-90km/h during the afternoon and evening. 

The cold front will also bring areas of rain and potentially storms. The highest totals are likely to be over the South West and southern parts of the Lower West where widespread falls in excess of 20mm are expected. Heavier, but more isolated, falls can be expected with any storms.

On Tuesday, winds will remain gusty for much of the day before easing during the late afternoon and evening. Showers and storms are also a risk throughout the day though they will be more isolated and not as heavy.

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