Perth weather: Rain forecast as WA counts the cost of wild storms

Perth weather: Rain forecast as WA counts the cost of wild storms

Perth is mopping up and counting the cost after days of wild storms left homes damaged.

While conditions eased overnight, emergency services answered more than 102 calls for help since 5am yesterday.

Millions of dollars of insurance claims have already been lodged after the storms wreaked havoc from Butler to Mandurah and down into the South West from Monday to Wednesday. Insurer RAC says it has received around $5 million worth of damages claims.

The super storms which lashed WA for days were accompanied by destructive gale force winds, with the worst of it recorded early Tuesday. Cape Leeuwin recorded a 135km/h wind gust at 12.47am, Bickley 117km/h at 2.47am, Cape Naturaliste 115km/h at 6.47 pm, Mandurah 109km/h at 2.59am, Gingin Airport 109 km/h at 2.11 am.

Camera IconStorm conditions in North Beach. Credit: Michael Wilson/The West Australian

In good news, most power has been restored to homes and businesses left in the dark after trees toppled multiple power lines. At the height of the chaos 35,000 homes were without power but Western Power crews have worked through the night to get the lights back on.

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