WA Weather: Wheatbelt town of Kulin hit by hailstorm during Bureau warning

A blanket of what at first glance looks like snow blanketed the main street of a small Wheatbelt town as severe storms battered Perth and the South West.

Kulin police tweeted a photo of the small farming town’s main street, with the road in front of the post office covered in crushed hail.

The hail was so heavy it looked like it was snowing over the city.

Kulin, which is a three-hour drive from Perth and home to over 300 people, is generally known for its ‘Tin Horse Road’ and the Kulin Bush Races.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services announced earlier today that residents of Perth, Southwest and Midwest-Gascoyne can expect inclement weather.

“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, damaging and locally damaging winds and heavy rain which could lead to flash flooding in the warning area from midday today and then are expected to affect the Perth metro area. beginning around 2 p.m. and continuing into the afternoon,” the department wrote in a weather alert.

Towns such as Bunbury, Geraldton, Busselton, Margaret River and Mandurah can also experience storms.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts Perth will receive 30 to 45 millimeters of rain on Monday.

Fremantle played against Collingwood in the afternoon deluge on Sunday, slipping and sliding through Optus Stadium in their third defeat of the season.

Camera iconRain falls at Optus Stadium during the Dockers game on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Rachel

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