A powerful storm hit Western Australia

Strong winds associated with a powerful cold front on the southern half of Western Australia uprooted trees and damaged power lines. The strongest wind gusts (up to 118 kilometers per hour) have been recorded at Cape Leeuwin.

The state emergency service received more than 20 calls with requests for assistance, mainly in the South-West, because of damage caused by falling tree branches.


About 5 million homes were left without electricity, what energy was working all last night. A cold front brought down about 31 mm of rainfall in the hills in Perth and the suburb of Bickley.