Heavy Rains Forecast For Western Australia

Only two days after strong winds and widespread rain, a large area of Western Australia is on target for another, possibly more severe weather event. It is likely to be more severe, particularly in terms of winds which may exceed 125 km/h. A Severe Weather Warning has been issued due to the prospect of destructive winds and abnormally high tides from Geraldton to Merredin to Hopetoun.

An intensifying cold front and low is mapping out a path across a large area of southwest WA and will be the cause of the severe weather including widespread rain and a cold change. Rainfall may be more than a few days ago in south of about Perth and should spread a little further north and east also. Anywhere south of about Perth and east of about Albany could receive 25 to 50 millimetres on Thursday night and Friday. Some locations on the hills near Perth already picked up 50mm a few days ago.