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Storm heads towards Perth
Storm heads towards Perth

Lightning has forced the closure of beaches in Perth's northern suburbs this morning.

Lifeguards at Mullaloo and Quinns closed beachs just after 8am.

A storm front is crossing the coast north of Perth, bringing with it lightning and heavy rain.

The Weather Bureau has forecast a thunderstorm later this morning.

Showers and storms are forecast for much if the State today, clearing later today but returning tomorrow.

A strong wind warning has been issued for Perth local waters,. Bunbury Geographe Coast and the Leeuwin Coast.