Perth weather: Metro area cops hail as nightmare conditions continue across State

Peter DevlinThe West Australian
VideoTemperatures across Perth are expected to fall to just 15 degrees on Tuesday as a cold front sweeps across the state

Wind, rain, lighting and now hail… Perth has really copped it over the last month.

The wild weather is set to continue battering the city and the south west of the State this afternoon, and locals have been warned to immediately take action to stay safe.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued an alert early this morning advising residents from the metropolitan area, down to Albany and through to Esperance to prepare for severe conditions, including hail and damaging winds of up to 100km/h.

Perth Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Bob Tarr said the squally conditions are likely to continue well into Tuesday night, with the chance of more hail for the metro area.

A hail snowman in Bluff Knoll.
Camera IconA hail snowman in Bluff Knoll. Credit: Stephanie Carson

“There’s still the chance of more hail, lighting and possible thunderstorms this afternoon,” he said.

Although conditions will ease overnight, another cold front will bring more rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

“There will still be some weather around, but the next two days will feel more settled,” Tarr said.

Friday will see a reprieve from wet conditions, with the chance the sun might poke through, before more cold fronts hit on the weekend.

Hail in Kelmscott this morning.
Camera IconHail in Kelmscott this morning. Credit: Jeff Wilkerson

Emergency services have answered more than 30 calls for help since Monday morning.

Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to plunge today, getting to just 15C in Perth, 12C in Dowerin and 10C in Manjimup.

The average rainfall for August is 124mm, with 20mm already hitting the Perth rain gauge.

It comes after the wettest July in 26 years in which the rainfall tally fell just 7.2mm short of the all-time record of 278mm.

Hail in Kelmscott this morning.
Camera IconHail in Kelmscott this morning. Credit: Jeff Wilkerson

PERTH FORECAST

Tuesday: 9-15C - Showers. Possible storm, 8-15mm

Wednesday: 8-18C - Showers, 1-2mm

Thursday: 9-18C - Showers, 1-2mm

Friday: 8-20C - Partly cloudy,0-0.2mm

Saturday: 10-19C - Shower or two, 0-6mm

Sunday: 9-19C - Partly cloudy, 0-0.4mm

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