Much of soth west WA sodden after barrage of cold fronts, with more to come


A barrage of cold fronts is continuing in south west WA, with wet and windy conditions continuing from this morning’s cold front and the next arriving on Tuesday.

Many areas in south west WA and along the western coast were left water logged from rain on Sunday and early Monday morning.

This morning (Monday July 5) Perth recorded its second wettest day this year and wettest July day in 20 years after 44.6mm fell at the Perth metro site up to 9am.

No records were set, nor were any remarkable rain rates recorded, but the cumulative effect of a series of recent cold fronts coupled with reasonably heavy falls during short periods of time created soggy conditions, localised flooding and water flowing where it doesn’t normally.

With similar showery, rainy and occasionally stormy conditions expected over the next few days across the South West Land Division these impacts are expected to continue.

Over Tuesday and Wednesday around 20-40mm of rain is expected in the Lower West and South West and 5-10mm over inland agricultural areas.

Strong winds are also forecast to continue with the next cold front. Over Sunday and Monday the highest wind gusts were recorded at Cape Leeuwin with 120 kilometre/hour, Busselton Jetty 96km/hr, Cape Naturaliste 94km/hr, North Walpole 93km/hr and Rottnest Island 89km/hr.

Damaging surf and high tides are forecast at times on the coast between Lancelin and Albany until Wednesday.

A severe weather warning for parts of the South West is likely to be issued Tuesday morning for the next front. Stay up to date with warnings here and forecasts here.

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