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Mini tornado rips through Dianella
An uprooted tree on Camden Street, Dianella. Picture: Johnathan Richards

Thunderstorms and rain are forecast for Perth and parts of the South West today after a strong cold front brought on widespread falls.

The metropolitan area was treated to a lightning show off the coast this morning and can expect showers to continue throughout the day, with heavy rain possible this morning.

Perth had just over 12mm in the 24 hours to 8am today but heavier falls were recorded south of Perth and in the State's North West.

Rottnest Island and Swanbourne had 17mm rain and Jandakot received 19mm.

Mandurah had 23mm of rain while Bickley in the hills south-east of Perth had the heaviest fall in the metro area at 24.2ml.

Roebourne got 54.6ml while Karratha had 37.6ml.

Falls extended into some parts of the Wheatbelt and showers are expected inland throughout today.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Catherine Schelfhout said showers and thunderstorms were forecasted for the south-west corner of the State all day and showers would continue into tomorrow.

Police have warned motorists to take care on the wet roads this morning.