Damaging winds and rain are set to batter Perth and surrounding regions for a second straight day as a storm lingers in the state’s south.
Gusts of more than 100km/h are possible on Tuesday, driven by a deep low pressure system which is slowly tracking east.
It comes after the storm flooded streets and left more than 1700 homes without power late on Monday afternoon… but not to the point experienced on Friday where some Perth roads turned into new river systems, leaving some to call it a ‘fizzer’ of a weather event.
looks out at a storm front… *secretly hopes all the people calling the weather event a fizzer, are drenched* 😉 #perthweather
— ashul (@ashulz) July 12, 2021
Ahhhh there it is..
— Nic Hayes (@Nic_Hayes) July 12, 2021
— Nicole Miles (@NicSheaMiles) July 12, 2021
“It appeared like a fizzer because Friday was so bad in that short period of time,” Nine News’ Brittany Hoskins told Clairsy & Lisa on Tuesday morning.
“It wasn’t quite like Friday but I think Friday was unique in that it was just that heavy rain in that half hour period whereas we’re experiencing this over a few days, so it probably seems less severe to a lot of people.”
There were also less calls for help, but Department of Fire and Emergency Services duty assistant commissioner Danny Mosconi said this was because people listened to authorities after Friday’s storm, particularly over stuff like sandbagging.
“We think because of the actions the public took, we’ve received less requests,” he said.
There was also this:
— Madre Swift Justice (@JayStill4) July 12, 2021
And it’s not over yet.
The Bureau has forecast windy and rainy conditions for the rest of Tuesday before a small reprieve.
Then, the fun and games are set to continue on Wednesday, with stormy and gusty conditions expected to hit Perth again in the late afternoon and evening.
Perth has already recorded its wettest start to July since 1965.