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Wild night in the west

Ben Domensino, Thursday May 24, 2018 - 16:47 AEST

Perth's run of warm and dry weather will come to an abrupt end tonight when one of Western Australia's strongest cold front so far this year reaches the state's west coast.

The cold front and an associated low pressure system will combine to produce damaging to destructive winds, showers, thunderstorms and abnormally high tides during Thursday night and Friday.

A severe weather warning was current on Thursday for western parts of the state, south of about Shark Bay, extending down to the South West District and inland to parts of the Central Wheat Belt and Great Southern Districts.

After a record-breaking spell of late season warmth and dry weather along parts of the west coast, including Perth, this system will cause a very rapid and dangerous change in conditions tonight.

While the initial front will bring the most intense weather for many areas, a strong low in its wake will maintain blustery winds, showers and storms in the state's southwest on Friday.

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- Weatherzone

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