Locally Heavy Falls in Southwest Western Australia

An approaching front is bringing heavy rain rates and gusty winds to the southwest of Australia. Ahead of the front there are strong northwest winds with 10 minute rainfall rates reaching 7mm.

Around the Perth district, Rottnest Island received a wind gust of 88.9 km/h. In the Southwest Cape Leeuwin reached a maximum wind gust of 87 km/h. Winds are also picking up along the Southern Coastal region, with Esperance receiving a wind gust of 68.4 km/h.

Along with the gusty winds, there is locally heavy rainfall rates. Heavy falls were especially prevalent around the Perth area. In Swanbourne, rainfall rates reached as high as 7mm in just 10 minutes. Also around the area, Jandakot received 4.8mm in 10 minutes and Rottnest Island with 3mm. In the Lower West, Mandurah received 6.6mm in 10 minutes and in the Southwest, Bunbury received 6.2mm.

Showers will persist as the front passes the south of WA.