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Roof ripped off Falcon home with more wild weather on the way

Wet and windy conditions have battered much of Perth and the southwest over the past few days with more wild weather on the way.

In the past 24 hours, winds reached more than 80 kilometres per hour in several suburbs along the coast with Mandurah recording a gust of 100 kilometres per hour at 7:05pm on Monday.

Properties on the Falcon beachfront copped the brunt as winds ripped the roof off a two-storey house.

Debris from the roof flew into the home behind which smashed a glass panel and caused damage.

The owner of the damaged home Lisa Carter said her old property had been through many storms.

“Its harvested all the storms and then to have someone else’s roof hit me is devastating,” she told Seven.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the wet and windy conditions are set to remain for most of the week with a slight break mid-Wednesday before another cold front is expected to hit.

“The next bout of stormy weather arriving Wednesday evening will bring the risk of possible damaging winds again for areas south of Perth and along the southern coast,” BOM said.

“Small hail is forecast near the coast southwest of Mandurah from Wednesday evening into Thursday.

“For much of this week, dangerous surf will continue as far north as Jurien Bay, as will higher than normal tides and possible flooding of low-lying coastal areas.”

The weather is forecast to clear up slightly on Friday and Saturday before more rain hits on Sunday.

Perth has already exceeded its monthly average of rain for July (145mm as at 2pm WA time. July average is 142.3mm). It is Perth’s wettest start to July since 2000 (based on Perth metro site observations since 1993).

Tex Reeks

Freelance video journalist
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