Perth Weather Snow Falls in Western Australia
Snow is falling on the Stirling Ranges as wild weather lashes the South-West.
Perth weather forecast for showers and strong winds today.
Storms lashed Perth overnight and left a number of homes without power.
“We had a strong cold front move through overnight followed by a cold, unstable airmass,” Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) senior forecaster Adam Conroy told ABC radio.
“There was some reasonably strong winds recorded.”
Winds were recored at over 100km per hour on the coast of Perth. With the strongest winds at Ocean Reef at 107kph.
There were healthy and heavy rainfalls in Perth, with up to 47 millimetres, recorded in the Perth Hills.
“Areas south-west [of the] line from Albany to Lancelin had falls in the range of 15 to 30 millimetres from the system, and up in the Perth Hills we had some even higher falls,” Mr Conroy said.
Bluff Knoll Snow
Dozens of people are climbing WA’s Bluff Knoll right now, with snow covering the peaks after the cold blast moved through.
Located in the Stirling Range National Park, Bluff Knoll at 1098m above sea level, is the highest and most spectacular peak in the South West, but thankfully still accessible for a person of average fitness.
In warmer months, the trail features include abundant wildflowers, birdlife, reptiles, exceptional scenery and views of the Stirling Ranges and geological formations. The mountain is often covered in snow in July and August months when cold fronts, originating in the depths of the Southern Ocean off Antarctica, move across WA.
The weather can often surprise you: no matter how hot you may feel in the car park before beginning the climb, take a sweater with you. Mountain mists, wind chill and rain can occur on the mountains at any time.
More information from Trails WA.
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Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the northwest, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h tending southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Top of 15C
Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the northeast in the early morning. Light winds. Top of 17C.