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A low and trough brings stormy weather to parts of WA

Craig McIntosh, Saturday September 29, 2018 - 12:35 AEST

A low embedded in a trough over western WA is generating showers and thunderstorms, and will continue to do so across the weekend.

The trough extends from northern WA to the southwest, generating showers and thunderstorms, specifically over western and southern areas near the low. Although the trough extends across the northern inland, the air here is too dry and a hot sunny day is greeting those in the Pilbara and Kimberley.

The low is currently situated along the coast of the Central West district, feeding the trough with moisture and generating thunderstorms between Perth and Geraldton. Showers are extending as far east as the Goldfields, albeit light and patchy. To 9am Saturday, the highest rain totals recorded were around 4mm in Perth and 2-3mm for parts of the Central Wheat Belt. It's likely heavier rain fell where there are no rain gauges.

The low and trough will be very slow-moving overnight and into Sunday morning, continuing to trigger showers and thunderstorms across the west and south. Throughout Sunday, however, the system will track east and cause showers and thunderstorms over a wider area of southern WA.

By Monday, the trough will be over SA and the low looks to migrate south over the Bight, but there will be some lingering showers for the south coast of WA with onshore winds.

- Weatherzone

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