Perth weather: Thousands of homes and businesses lose power as wild conditions lash State

Michael TraillThe West Australian
VideoPerth was battered yet again on Tuesday by more rain and strong winds.

About 11,000 homes and businesses lost power across WA and nearly 100 pleas for help were made to State Emergency Service crews for storm damage since Monday morning.

Hail, thunderstorms and destructive winds caused havoc across Perth and WA’s south-west corner on Tuesday.

The destruction was intensified after another cold front hit south-west WA about 8pm on Monday night.

Storm damage in Safety Bay.
Camera IconStorm damage in Safety Bay. Credit: 7

Despite reports of hail blanketing backyards, roads being flooded and trees being uprooted, only 11.8mm of rain fell in Perth’s central rain gauge up until 6.30pm.

Gooseberry Hill, however, recorded a Perth’s highest wind gust of 102km/h just before 2pm.

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

Mundijong was battered with destructive winds, that reached 85km/h in nearby Serpentine, which toppled 50-year-old trees and caused extensive damage along Adonis Street.

Strong winds left a trail of destruction in Mundijong on Tuesday.
Camera IconStrong winds left a trail of destruction in Mundijong on Tuesday. Credit: 9NEWS

Although conditions are predicted to ease overnight, another cold front will bring more rain tomorrow and Thursday, according to Weather Bureau duty forecaster Bob Tarr.

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

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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