Perth weather: Rain, hail, snow, thunderstorms and freezing temperatures set for Western Australia

The West Australian
VideoThe sunny weather will return to Perth just in time for the weekend

It may officially be spring this week, but winter is not going anywhere in Perth.

On Wednesday a cold front, and a very cold air mass, is set to bring rain, hail, snow, and freezing temperatures to parts of WA.

“Wednesday will see an increase in shower activity as a front moves through the south-west,” Duty Forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology Luke Huntington said.

“Behind the cold front is a very cold air mass, increasing the thunderstorm risk late Wednesday and into Thursday.”

“There’s also the chance of hail in the south-west, and snow at Bluff Knoll.”

A high 8-15 millimetres of rain is set to hit the metro area on Wednesday with a top of 19C.

The cool air mass will also bring record breaking cold temperatures for September with parts of the south-west expected to be below 0C on Friday morning, and Perth at just 4C.

But fear not, the wintry weather is set to clear for the weekend, with a fine 22C and sunny tipped for Father’s Day. Get the BBQ ready!

“Sunday is looking really nice actually, perfect conditions,” Huntington said.

PERTH FORECAST

Monday: 19C, showers

Tuesday: 21C, showers easing

Wednesday: 19C, showers, possible storm

Thursday: 15C, showers, possible storm

Friday: 16C, partly cloudy

Saturday: 19C, mostly sunny

Sunday: 22C, sunny

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