Right now there is a category 3 cyclone moving down our west coast. It has caused rather a lot of damage, unroofing houses, felling tree etc., in some northern towns but no injuries. This is Cyclone Olwyn as shown on the Bureau of Meteorology website one minute ago. You can just see Perth at the bottom of the picture.
It is heading straight down the coast and is expected to be over Perth (possibly the eastern suburbs) sometime tomorrow. By then it is predicted to have eased to a rain bearing depression but we are told to move outdoor furniture to a safe place, check gutters etc.
We have had no rain in Perth for 5 weeks now so any rain is always welcomed but we could do with it arriving in a more peaceful manner.
I feel now so pleased that our Council installed underground power for us last year as we at least will not have to worry about power lines or power poles coming down. We could, of course, still be without power at some time during the weekend but at least will be somewhat cooler in the high 20s rather than the 30C day's we've been experiencing of late.
Hopefully all will be well and there will not be too much, if any, damage in the metro or surrounding areas.