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Front blasts Perth, SW
The front crosses the coast. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

Heavy rains have pelted the Perth metropolitan area and the South West this morning with more showers to follow throughout the day.

The cold front swept over Perth about 7.30am with more than 17mm has already recorded in South Perth and Mandurah while Jandakot has had nearly 15mm.

The downpours arrived earlier in the South West with 33mm falling in Bunbury by 8am, 23mm in Bridgetown and 20mm in Witchcliffe.

Collie and Busselton recorded 15mm.

Heavy rains were accompanied by strong winds with wind gusts of up to 83km/h recorded at Rottnest Island and 74km/h on the mainland at Mandurah.

Rains are expected to ease to a few showers into the afternoon.

The risk of a squally thunderstorm remains.