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The Perth suburbs hit hardest by wild winter weather

The Perth suburbs hit hardest by wild winter weather

A data breakdown of insurance claims related to storm damage throughout June, July and August this year found Ballajura had taken out the unenviable title of Perth’s “stormiest” suburb.

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'Sonic boom': Basketball-sized meteor lights up the sky over WA
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'Sonic boom': Basketball-sized meteor lights up the sky over WA

West Australians were startled by a bright light and a "sonic boom" after a meteor broke through the atmosphere on Tuesday night and landed near Northam in WA's Wheatbelt region.

  • by Fran Rimrod
Rottnest ferries cancelled as wild weather hits Perth

Rottnest ferries cancelled as wild weather hits Perth

A strong cold front is passing over Perth, churning the seas with big swells and strong winds.

  • by David Allan-Petale
Rare cloud formation creates intense rain and hail across Perth, WA

Rare cloud formation creates intense rain and hail across Perth, WA

The intensity of some of the rainfall felt over the state could also be due to a newer category of cloud called 'Undulatus Asperatus' - or turbulent wave clouds - that form when rising air creates widespread cover and leads to unpredictable cloud movement from rapid air movement up and down from the ocean.

  • by David Prestipino
Damaging winds, heavy rain: severe weather warning for WA's South West
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Damaging winds, heavy rain: severe weather warning for WA's South West

Another cold front expected tonight bringing with it snow, rain and damaging winds.

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'Mini tornado' rips through Perth suburb as city shivers
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'Mini tornado' rips through Perth suburb as city shivers

Residents of Karrinyup in Perth's north have woken to find scores of trees felled by strong winds after a 'mini tornado' ripped through the coastal suburb.

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'Like a freight train': Strong winds, hail and rain batter Perth
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'Like a freight train': Strong winds, hail and rain batter Perth

Howling winds in excess of a 100km/h caused widespread power outages as hail and buckets of rain lashed Perth and the South West on Tuesday night.

  • by Fran Rimrod
Perth and WA's south to endure coldest weather of the winter so far

Perth and WA's south to endure coldest weather of the winter so far

Perth and WA's southern regions are set to endure the coldest weather of the winter as a strong cold front moves in.

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Dangerous weather conditions predicted for WA's South West, Perth

Dangerous weather conditions predicted for WA's South West, Perth

The Bureau of Meterology warned the expected winter cold front would bring weather conditions seen only a few times a year.

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Get ready for wild weather on Wednesday morning
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Get ready for wild weather on Wednesday morning

The Bureau said the worst weather is expected southwest of a line from Mandurah to Walpole, and may produce damaging winds up to 100 kilometres per hour.

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Perth, South West cop overnight battering as wind gusts peak at 100km/hr
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Perth, South West cop overnight battering as wind gusts peak at 100km/hr

The winds across the state managed to rip a buoy from its moorings off Beagle Rocks, brought down trees throughout Shenton Park and Duncraig.

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