Wet and windy weather set to hit South West

South Western Times

The dry start to the season is set to be interrupted over the coming days by a cold front approaching the South West corner of the State, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s forecast.

The bureau has issued a sever weather warning for the South West district as the front is set to produce winds “windier than a typical front”.

It expects warnings will also be put in place for the colds fronts cross the district on Saturday and Sunday.

Total fire bans are also in place in the City of Bunbury as well as the shires of Dardanup, Capel, Busselton and Harvey.

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The seven-day forecast for Bunbury suggested there was a 100 per cent chance of 10mm to 20mm falling today once rains develop in the afternoon.

The bureau is also almost certain that 15mm to 30mm will fall tomorrow with thunderstorms likely throughout the day.

It will be more of the same on Saturday before things start to clear on Sunday when there is a predicted 90 per cent chance of six to 20mm.

There will be a 60 per cent chance of further rain on Tuesday.

“This rain will come as welcome relief to the South West Land Division which has just experienced its driest January to May on record and its seventh driest autumn,” a bureau spokesman said.

Just 82.8mm of rain has been recorded in Bunbury so far this year.

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