Up to 39,000 properties remain without power across Western Australia’s southwest after the region was lashed by a vigorous cold front bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

Western Power says crews are working to restore supplies to all customers, with about 15,000 without electricity in the Perth metropolitan area and about 24,000 in the southern part of the network.

“The powerful winds associated with the front have thrown debris, including tree branches and at least one trampoline in Mandurah, into the network damaging equipment and bringing down powerlines,” the company said.

At the peak about 55,000 customers were affected by storm-related outages.

The most impacted suburbs in the metropolitan area are Hocking, Wanneroo, Gnangara, Jandabup, Wangara, Forrestfield, Wattle Grove, Langford, Ferndale, Lynwood, Thornlie, and South Lake.

In the southern part of the network Ravenswood, South Yunderup, Myalup, Uduc, Harvey, Busselton, and Dunsborough were the most heavily hit by the storm.

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“Our priority at the moment is attending the hazard reports that are still coming in to make them safe,” Western Power said.

“Once the hazards are addressed we will move our efforts to repair and restoration of the network power supply for homes.”

The Bureau of Meteorology said wind speeds reached 126km/h at Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin and 120 km/h at Rottnest Island.

Heavy rain was also recorded in some areas including 92mm at Garden Island.

A severe weather warning remains in place but conditions are expected to ease.

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