Winds of more than 100km’s has hit the shores of WA overnight as ex Tropical Cyclone Mangga wild weather wreaks havoc across parts of the state’s southern coastal areas including Perth
State emergency services have answered to hundreds of calls for help overnight and this morning after thousands of homes with widespread carnage leaving residents without power, damages to property and fallen trees.
Call outs in the Perth metropolitan area and Mid-West Gascoyne were mostly for structural and roof damage to peoples home
Wind gusts of up to 126 kilometres per hour were recorded at Cape Leeuwin, in the state’s south-west.
Western Power is working to restore supplies to more than 50,000 properties from the Mid-West to the Great Southern districts, including Perth.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rohan Smith says damaging winds would continue for much of the south of the state throughout Monday.
“Winds have now eased up in the north-west, anywhere south-west of a line Lancelin to Bremer Bay can expect gusts isolated gusts of 130 km an hour this morning,” he said.
“That includes Perth, and it won’t ease until this afternoon into the evening.
.”Between Kalbarri and Augusta, people on the coast need to watch out for a dangerous storm tide, which is going to be well above the normal high tide mark, with damaging waves and flooding also expected.
“This will extend further east to Albany during the day.”