Storms, 125km/h gusts tipped for Mid-West
Tue July 10, 2012 1:26pm
A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for parts of the Mid-West from Lancelin north to Denham, with the risk of thunderstorms and destructive winds in excess of 125km/h.
The warning, issued by the Bureau of Meteorology at 11.15am is for locally damaging winds in parts of WA west of a line from Lancelin to Morawa to Denham, including Dalwallinu, Jurien Bay, Geraldton, Northampton, and Kalbarri.
"A low pressure system approaching from the west may produce isolated squally thunderstorms,''' the Bureau warns.
"Thunderstorms may result in dangerous wind gusts in excess of 125km/h could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised areas.
"The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.''
The cold front which passed overnight delivered about 6mm to Perth to 9am and widespread similar falls across the metropolitan area.
Perth forecast for Tuesday Rain periods, tending to a few showers during the morning with the risk of a squally thunderstorm during the day. Moderate to fresh NE/NW winds, tending moderate E/SE by late afternoon.
Precis: A few showers. Thunderstorm risk. City: Max 17 Mandurah: Max 16
The week ahead
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Min 5 Max 18 Thursday Partly cloudy. Min 4 Max 18 Friday Partly cloudy. Min 4 Max 17 Saturday Partly cloudy. Min 3 Max 18 Sunday Mostly sunny. Min 5 Max 19 Monday Sunny. Min 7 Max 20