Wild weather: South West battered by strongest cold front

Staff reporterThe West Australian
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Winds over 100km/h have hit WA’s South West as the strongest cold front of the season passed through but there have been few reports of damage.

The storm passed over the South West late yesterday afternoon before reaching Perth overnight.

Cape Leeuwin copped a wind gust of 107km/h at 6.57pm, while earlier in the day a 98km/h gust hit Busselton Jetty.

The heaviest rainfall was in Bridgetown (27.6mm), Manjimup (26.4mm) and Shannon (24.8mm).

In the metropolitan area, 23.8mm of rain fell in the Bickley gauge, while there 82km/h wind gusts in Ocean Reef and on Rottnest Island.

There is a chance of a thunderstorm in Perth and the South West later on Friday, with gusty winds and possible hail, and up to 15mm of rain.

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