South West Rides Through A Wild Weather Night

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South West Rides Through A Wild Weather Night

There's no doubt, it was wild, wet and woolly overnight across the South West.

The expected thunderstorms, wet conditions and gusty winds really did happen and there were some big figures overnight.


Jarrahwood picked up the most rainfall for the South West region with 37mm.

Brunswick Junction also had decent falls with 31.2mm, followed by Balingup and Capel (29.4mm).

Nannup and Rosa Brook racked up 28.2mm up to 9am this morning.


The strongest wind gusts occurred while most people were sleeping (or at least attempting to sleep) - between the hours of 10pm and 2am.

Cape Leeuwin had the highest wind gusts in the last 24 hours - 98km/h at around 11pm. Having said that, Cape Leeuwin was consistently having wind gusts above 65km/h since around 5am yesterday.

A similar story at Cape Naturaliste, where the highest gust was 96km/h at around 11:30pm.

Busselton Jetty cracked 93km/h in the late hours of Wednesday night and also got to 87km/h at around 1:30am this morning.

Witchcliffe recorded a gust of 74km/h at 9:44pm last night, while in Bunbury, 67km/h was the highest gust just after midnight.


Town Rainfall
Jarrahwood 37
Brunswick Junction 31.2
Balingup 29.4
Capel 29.4
Nannup 28.2
Rosa Brook 28.2
McAlinden 27
Glen Eagle 26
Collie East 25.8
Jarrahdale 25.6
South Perth 24
Dardanup 2 23.4
Bridgetown 23
Donnybrook 22.6
Margaret River 21.6
Mayanup South 21.2
Kings Park 20.2
Wilyabrup 20.2