A complex low-pressure system has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to south-west Western Australia overnight and into this morning, with storms producing more than 50,000 lightning strikes. So far there have been widespread falls of 5-10mm over southwestern parts of the state, with the heaviest falls occurring in the Great Southern, Southern Coastal, and Southwest districts.

By 8am, Wandering, in the Great Southern region, had recorded 20mm – its highest daily October total in 12 years. In the Southern Coastal region, Jacup received 11mm – its highest daily October fall in three years. Elsewhere, Narrogin has recorded 28mm, Margaret River 22mm, Mumballup 18mm, Newdegate 14m, Witchcliffe 11mm and Bunbury 10mm. READ MORE