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Heavy rains coupled with damaging winds to hit Perth, WA

PERTH: Heavy rains coupled with damaging winds will hit Perth and Western Australia’s South West.

Weather forecast said that WA’s South West and Pert will endure severe weather with damaging winds and heavy rains.

The Bureau of Meteorology in its forecast said a strong cold front will move across the area on Saturday. It will bring wind gusts of up to 100km/h along with heavy rain, thunderstorms and possible flash flooding.

The areas of Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth are likely to be affected by the rain.

The worst weather is expected to occur near the west coast between Yanchep and the South West Capes.

“The potential for damaging winds commences from around 3pm Saturday in coastal parts between Jurien Bay and the South West Capes, including the Perth Metropolitan area,” Emergency WA said.

“This area will extend eastwards to include Narrogin, Katanning and Albany by 8pm and to Hyden and Hopetoun by around midnight Saturday.

“Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area.”