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WA weather: Unexpected update on the State’s wild weather after tornado and Aurora Australis

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Perth is set to see blue skies in the coming days despite the extreme weather seen in the state’s South West. 
Camera IconPerth is set to see blue skies in the coming days despite the extreme weather seen in the state’s South West.  Credit: Janna Cheshire/Facebook; Supplied

WA has been hit with extreme weather events over the last couple of days, including a freak tornado in Bunbury causing damage to at least 40 houses.

Despite this wild weather seen in the State’s south west, WA has no severe weather warnings as of Saturday evening according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Perth is even set to see blue skies in the coming days with moderate temperatures and cloudy skies.

The Bureau issued a severe weather warning on Thursday for areas running from Geraldton to Albany. The front was forecast to arrive on Friday, hitting coastal areas of WA.

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Damaging winds and severe thunderstorms were predicted.

Bunbury experienced severe weather as a tornado ripped through the town on Friday evening, causing extreme damage to property and major power outages.

Following the devastation in Bunbury, residents witnessed the eerie red skies of the Aurora Australis.

Dark pinks and purples painted the skies in WA after The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Centre issued a geomagnetic storm alert.

Bunbury is still cleaning up after major destruction.
Camera IconBunbury is still cleaning up after major destruction. Credit: Unknown/Supplied

The lights can be seen dancing across the WA skies again tonight. Ideal conditions include clear skies with minimal cloud cover.

Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre said G4 severe geomagnetic storms are continuing through Saturday May 11.

Aurora Australis from Stirling this morning.
Camera IconAurora Australis from Stirling this morning. Credit: Emily Veronica / Facebook/Emily Veronica/Facebook
Aurora Australis over WA on Friday night.
Camera IconAurora Australis over WA on Friday night. Credit: Melissa Sharpe/Facebook/Melissa Sharpe/Facebook

Perth Forecast:

Today: 26C, mostly clear with light winds.

Tomorrow: min 14C max 26C, partly cloudy

Monday: min 17C max 28C, partly cloudy

Tuesday: min 16C max 27C , partly cloudy

Wednesday: min 13C max 28C, sunny

Thursday: min 13C max 27C, sunny

Friday: min 14C max 28C, sunny

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