If you thought this morning’s ‘storm’ was a furphy, we’re being told the action isn’t really kicking off until this afternoon… just in time for the footy.

After a lull between 10am and 2pm, the Bureau are expecting winds to pick up from the west, including damaging winds averaging 50-70km/h and gusts of up to 100km/h.

“We’ll have a period over the next 36 hours of strong winds and showers and thunderstorms and they’re expecting to continue all the way through until late Tuesday into Wednesday,” duty forecaster Robert Lawry told 96FM.

Sustained showers and heavy rain in isolated areas could lead to flash flooding, the heaviest is expected to fall around the Darling Scarp.

The city has already recorded 117.2mm of rain in first 10 days of July, which is 82 per cent of the monthly average of 142.3mm.

This is Perth’s wettest start to July since 1965, with rain throughout southwest WA above average so far this year.

A severe weather warning is likely to remain in place until Wednesday morning.

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