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Wet weather spreading across WA

Ben Domensino, Wednesday October 3, 2018 - 13:42 AEST

Rain and storms will affect the southern half of WA during the next three days as a low pressure system sweeps across the state.

The low will move towards the south near the state's west coast on Wednesday, causing showers and storms develop over the inland Gascoyne and the state's South West Land Division. The low will also cause blustery winds near the coast as it moves south.

The wet and windy weather will arrive in Perth from the afternoon and continue into the evening, before spreading into the state's far southwest on Thursday morning. As of 11am WST on Wednesday, a severe weather warning was in place for damaging winds gusts in and around Perth during Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Showers and storms will become more widespread across the state on Thursday and Friday as the low and an associated trough move east. Some storms may be severe, bringing a risk of heavy rain and damaging winds.

This system is likely to bring rain to all of the state's western and southern districts and parts of the east Pilbara, Goldfields, South Interior and Eucla districts between now and Friday.

Parts of the south coast, wheat belt and Goldfields could receive 5-15mm of rain with the passage of this system, with isolated totals above 20mm likely. This could be the heaviest rain in about 7-8 months for parts of the Goldfields.

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