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Perth weather: Hail and strong winds

Hail in Atwell Courtesy: Tracy MacDonald / Perth Now

The cold front that swept across the metro area on Tuesday morning had closed a lane on the Mitchell Freeway a severe weather warning remains in place across the south west corner of WA.

The wild weather brought small hail from Karrinyup all the way down to Mandurah while winds of 80km/h were recorded off Ocean Reef.

The left lane of Mitchell Freeway southbound at Beach Road was closed just before noon due to water on the road.

The State Emergency Service has received 35 calls for assistance after two cold fronts crossed the coast in the past 24 hours.

Bickley was the wettest place in the metro area with 41mm of rain since 9am Monday.

In regional WA Cape Leeuwin had winds of 96km/h while Mt William near Dwellingup was the wettest place in the State with 44mm.

The Bureau of Meteorology has a severe weather warning in place from Lancelin to Albany.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has warned the weather could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

If your home is badly damaged by the storm, call the SES on 132 500.

In a life-threatening situation, call 000.

Check the Emergency WA site for the latest emergency warnings.

PERTH 7-DAY FORECAST:
Tuesday: Min 7C, Max 17C, Rain up to 15mm
Wednesday: Min 7C, Max 17C, Rain up to 2mm
Thursday: Min 6C, Max 18C, Rain up to 0.4mm
Friday: Min 6C, Max 19C, Rain up to 1mm
Saturday: Min 6C, Max 19C, Partly cloudy
Sunday: MIN 6C, Max 19, Partly cloudy
Monday: MIN 6C, Max 18, Mostly sunny

Source: https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/weather/perth-weather-hail-and-strong-winds-as-severe-weather-warning-remains-in-place-ng-b881226719z