Cold front keeps SES busy

Ashwini SaseedaranSound Telegraph
Storm damage - A boat has been washed ashore at Palm Beach in Rockingham
Camera IconStorm damage - A boat has been washed ashore at Palm Beach in Rockingham Credit: Daniel Wilkins

The first cold front of the year brought wild weather to the Rockingham area at the weekend as severe weather warnings were issued across the State’s South West.

According to a Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman, the Rockingham Kwinana State Emergency Service Unit received 19 call-outs. “Rockingham Kwinana SES responded to roof damage, a portable gazebo landing on a neighbour’s roof on Rockingham Beach Road, an uprooted tree in Warnbro and structural damage,” she said.

Rockingham resident Julie Fraser captured another photo of the washed up boat at Palm Beach.
Camera IconRockingham resident Julie Fraser captured another photo of the washed up boat at Palm Beach. Credit: Julie Fraser/My Day In Rockingham.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Ricus Lombard said the front brought about 43mm of rainfall to the Rockingham and Kwinana area.

“Quite a strong front came through — it was more windy than anything but there were stronger periods producing solid showers,” he said.

“A similar one-day event is predicted tomorrow but all should be fine again before the weekend.”

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