Perth’s southern suburbs get hail as storms continue to rain down on South West

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The satellite image shows the low pressure systems over the south-west corner of WA.It was the perfect winter weekend to stay indoors with the Perth metropolitan area drenched in rain and battered by strong winds and hail stones.
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Perth city recorded 60 millimetres of rainfall between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday – nearly half of June’s 132-millimetre average rainfall in 48 hours.

In the southern suburbs a flash hailstorm battered homes early on Sunday afternoon.

It looks as though the show is over for the time being, though. Showers contributed to a 13.2 millimetre recording for Perth between midnight and 7am Monday, but these are expected to clear during the course of the day.

The severe weather warning for damaging and locally destructive winds to people in the South West was cancelled about 4am on Monday, with the low pressure system south of the state now sliding to the South-East, well away from the south coast.

The last reported significant wind gust was 102 kilometres per hour at Cape Leeuwin at 10.25pm on Sunday.

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed reports of hail on Sunday in up to one-centimetre stones from Murdoch to as far south as Bunbury.

“The hail comes with the really heavy showers [of rain] – and we’ve had a couple of those showers come through,” the spokesman said.

Champion Lakes resident Nick Shannon was at home when he was startled by the sound of hailstones pelting the windows of the house he had recently moved into.

“The winds were cyclone intense and the sound of the hailstones was incredible. I reckon they were getting bigger over the two or three minutes that the fall lasted,” he said.

Mr Shannon said that a few of his recently dug in plants were “looking a bit sorry for themselves” and that his street was strewn with leaf litter.

That was some hail storm… & I didn’t catch the worst of it http://t.co/fLrdweKoNh#Perthpic.twitter南京夜网/2GDbsKN0dc— Nicks (@N1cks) June 21, 2015

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