Perth weather: Storm hits city overnight as cold front moves through WA

Perth has been hit by heavy rain and winds overnight as a cold front hits the state’s south.

As of 5am, Perth had received 23mm of rain since 9am yesterday. Approximately 15mm fell in the 12 hours from 5pm.

Wind gusts reached 50 kilometers per hour at 4:30 a.m. and thunder and lightning struck some parts of the city.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted up to 50mm could fall from Tuesday to Thursday.

The bureau is forecasting more storms for Wednesday, which could possibly be severe with damaging winds.

Small hailstorms are also forecast during the morning and early afternoon.

The night temperature reached a minimum of 11.5°C.

Meteorologist Mirian Bradbury said the rain front in Perth and south-west WA would move progressively across the continent, hitting southern Australia and the Northern Territory from Wednesday, and then the east coast on Thursday.