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Heavy showers for South Western WA

Wednesday 28th April 2021

A cold front will approach and cross the Western Australian coast late Thursday afternoon and evening, with a band of gusty showers and isolated thunderstorms expected with its passage.

This frontal system will bring the threat of locally damaging wind gusts to 90km/h for exposed coastal locations and elevated terrain from Perth - Augusta - Walpole in the South West District, particularly with any thunderstorm activity during the late afternoon hours.

Moderate falls will be possible late Thursday and into Friday morning, with 15-35mm expected for coastal and adjacent inland regions of South Western WA, with isolated higher falls possible.

In the wake of this front on Friday, a gusty southwesterly flow will develop, with further scattered showers likely, with the potential for another 5-15mm.

Conditions will gradually ease late Friday into Saturday, as an area of high pressure builds over Southern WA.

Image 1: GFS MSLP & Precipitation, South Western WA 17:00 28/04/2021. Image via WeatherWatch

Image 2: Bureau of Meteorology rainfall for Thursday 28/04/2021


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