Strong Winds and Rain Expected With Storms to Hit Perth

Perth’s sunny weather is set to come to an end, with stormy weather expected to lash WA’s coast on Thursday evening.

A cold front is set to bring strong winds and heavy rain, bring an end to sunny weather for the month.

“It’s a significant cold front,” the Bureau of Meteorology’s Neil Bennett said.

“We do get these on average of this magnitude probably around about five times a year in the south west of WA.”

Wind gusts of up to 90km/h will hit Perth, while WA’s south west could see winds of up to 120km/h.

Meanwhile, the front will bring rain up to 50mm for the Perth metro area.

Only 6.2mm of rain has fallen so far for the month compared to the May average rainfall of 88.7mmm.

The lowest on record has been 14.1mm recorded in May 1964.

It will be the first major cold front of the season.

“We haven’t seen one this season so far,” Mr Bennett said.

“Coming on the heels of the very fine weather we’ve had over the last couple of weeks, it will come as quite a shock.

The storms end Perth’s warm weather for May, averaging 24.8 degrees for the month.

The wet weather is expected to continue into Friday with 20 to 35mm expected with a top of 19 degrees.

Rain should ease on Saturday, but it is expected to continue being a wet weekend before the sunshine returns again on Tuesday.

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