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Blustery Winds for WA

Lachlan Maher, Saturday May 5, 2018 - 12:51 AEST

While earlier this week saw windy conditions for the eastern states, the southwest is set to experience its own event on Sunday.

A low pressure system approaching the southwestern coast of WA is expected to have an impact early tomorrow morning. While the system should bring some rain to the region, its defining feature is the strong winds that will be felt across much of the southern parts of the state.

Currently, a severe weather warning has been issued for damaging winds of up to 100km/h as well as abnormally high tides, which may lead to coastal inundation. The warning is valid for the districts most affected by the system, including the South West, South Coastal and Great Southern.

Exposed coastal areas along the southwestern tip of WA is likely to be one of the most impacted spots, with wind speeds expected to increase from around 15-20km/h in the early morning tomorrow to 45-50km/h by mid afternoon. Temporary wind gusts may further increase the speeds to upwards of 80km/h, with some elevated and exposed areas at risk of even higher wind gusts

Winds are expected to still reach significant speeds as far north on the coast as Perth, where sustained wind speeds tomorrow afternoon are expected to be between 25-35km/h.

Further inland from the coast, strong winds should also occur in the lower parts of Goldfields and Great Southern regions. While not as strong as those on the coast, wind speeds may still surpass 30-40km/h in open and elevated areas.

Fortunately, these windy conditions should dissipate quickly once the low pressure system moves through, which will likely occur by the mid-afternoon. Following this windy burst, conditions look set to remain slightly brisk throughout the remainder of the week.

- Weatherzone

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