THUNDERSTORMS have made for a sleepless night for many in Perth overnight and more could be on the way later this week.
Storms developed off the coast about 9pm on Saturday, with a cold front crossing the coast around 11pm and bringing loud claps of thunder and lightning. A second line of storms hit at 2am.
Wind gusts of around 80km/h were recorded in some coastal areas and 13.4mm of rain fell in the 24 hours to 9am.
Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Adam Conroy said last night’s cold front was more typical of winter but not unusual in spring.
The metropolitan area can expect short, sharp showers for the rest of Sunday but they should ease off in the afternoon, making way for clear weather until Wednesday.
“As is typical of spring, there are going to be rapid changes between the wet weather and then back into some drier, sunnier weather, certainly for the first half of the week,” Mr Conroy said.
The bureau is forecasting sunny spring days on Tuesday and Wednesday when the mercury is set to hit a predicted 26C and 27C, before returning to wet weather early Thursday morning.
“Another cold front will get to us around midnight on Wednesday or the early hours of Thursday morning,” Mr Conroy said.
“Next Thursday is going to be quite showery again and there is probably going to be some thunderstorm activity around, most likely during daylight hours on Thursday.”