WA weather: Wheatbelt town of Kulin hit by hailstorm during Bureau warning

Meleva ThornThe West Australian
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Wintry scenes in Kulin on Sunday afternoon.
Camera IconWintry scenes in Kulin on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Kulin Police

A blanket of what at first glance looks like snow has covered the main street of a tiny Wheatbelt town as severe storms hit Perth and the South West.

Kulin Police tweeted a photo of the main street of the small farming town, with the road outside the post office covered in crushed hail.

The hailstorm was so heavy, it appeared as if snow had fallen in the town.

Kulin, which is a three hour drive from Perth and home to over 300 people, is usually known for it’s ‘Tin horse highway’ and the Kulin Bush Races.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services announced earlier today that people living in Perth, the South West, and the Midwest-Gascoyne can expect bad weather.

“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, damaging, locally destructive winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area from midday today, then expected to affect the Perth Metro area from around 2pm, and continue into the afternoon,” the department wrote in a weather alert.

Cities such as Bunbury, Geraldton, Busselton, Margaret River, and Mandurah may also experience storms.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts that Perth will receive 30 to 45 millimetres of rain on Monday.

Fremantle played Collingwood during the afternoon deluge on Sunday, slipping and sliding across Optus stadium during their third loss for the season.

Rain pours down at Optus Stadium during the Dockers game on Sunday afternoon.
Camera IconRain pours down at Optus Stadium during the Dockers game on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Rach

More to come.

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