Two cold fronts arriving Sunday and Tuesday, bringing rain across WA's South West


Wet and cold weather is in store for Perth and the west coast from Sunday as another winter cold front reaches western parts of WA.

Much of the rain is expected along coastal regions from Kalbarri to Walpole and will continue into early next week.

Winds on Sunday ahead of the cold front will be relatively fresh northerly and northwesterly, leading to a gusty afternoon in the Goldfields.

At this stage severe weather is not expected, but it will be gusty, showery and there will be thunderstorms mainly around the west coast on Sunday.

On Sunday continuous rain adding up to around 15-30mm and isolated falls up to 50mm are expected in the Lower West (including Perth) and South West (including Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River). In the Albany and Denmark area lighter falls around 2-6mm are forecast.

Rain will continue in most of these areas on Monday. but there will be less of it and it will fall as a showery stream, with isolated thunderstorms possible.

A second cold front is expected on Tuesday. It will bring more rain than the first front, about 15mm, to the coast from Esperance to Busselton. Perth and surrounds are forecast to get about 20mm of rain on Tuesday. Rain from both fronts could take Perth to its average June rainfall of 127mm.

Its likely there will be high tides south of Perth and throughout the South West coast from Sunday to Tuesday and damaging surf on Monday and Tuesday along the Leeuwin and Albany coast lines.

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