Winter rains pour onto South West

Emily SharpSouth Western Times
Bunbury recorded a much-needed 38mm of rain last night with more on the way.
Camera IconBunbury recorded a much-needed 38mm of rain last night with more on the way. Credit: Emily Sharp / South Western Times

It seemed winter had finally arrived last night in the South West with the Bureau of Meteorology recording 38mm for Bunbury and the forecast showing there is more on the way.

The region received a good soaking with Donnybrook seeing 35mm, whilst Boyanup recorded an impressive 47mm and 33mm in Capel.

Golden retrievers Ruby and Pippa didn't let the wet weather stop them during their morning walk this morning at Bunbury’s Back Beach.
Camera IconGolden retrievers Ruby and Pippa didn't let the wet weather stop them during their morning walk this morning at Bunbury’s Back Beach. Credit: Emily Sharp / South Western Times

BOM WA media and communication manager Neil Bennett said the cause of the rainfall was a slow moving low pressure system, technically known as a cut off low.

“We can get heavy falls of rain from cold fronts, cut off lows and even weakening tropical systems, but we usually only see such events once or twice a year,” he said.

Bunbury recorded a much-needed 38mm of rain last night with more on the way.
Camera IconBunbury recorded a much-needed 38mm of rain last night with more on the way. Credit: Emily Sharp / South Western Times

Bunbury’s State Emergency Services only received two call-out’s to properties in Dalyellup for minor storm damage.

More showers are forecast for the South West tomorrow, before a return to dry but cooler weather.

A strong wind warning was also issued this morning at 10.10am for the Bunbury Geographe Coast and a gale wind warning is in place for tomorrow.

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