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Wild weather keeps coming
Wild weather keeps coming

A severe weather warning with destructive winds reaching more than 125km/h has been issued for parts of the State today.

The Weather Bureau issued the warning for the Lower West, South West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts.

Areas expected to be affected are metropolitan Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, York, Narrogin, Katanning, Mt Barker, Albany, Walpole, Augusta, Margaret River and Busselton.

"This is typical weather for this time of the year, but winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous," the bureau said.

A strong cold front moved over Cape Leeuwin and would continue to move east to lie near Perth to Albany in the early afternoon and near Southern Cross to Esperance this evening.

Wind gusts of up to 83km/h were recorded at Cape Leeuwin at 10am.

"The front will weaken as it moves further east out of the warning area and also over western and northern parts of the warning area later Saturday afternoon and evening," the Bureau said.

The cold front could produce squally conditions with the chance of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.

Squalls may cause dangerous winds reaching more than 125km/h that could cause significant damage or destruction to homes or property.

"The risk of dangerous winds decreases rapidly after the cold front has passed through, and conditions should ease from the west during Saturday afternoon and evening," the Bureau said.

The West Australian

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