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Storm Cancels Events in WA’s Southwest

Major events across Perth have been cancelled as residents in WA’s southwest have been warned to prepare for showers and thunderstorms bringing damaging winds and plunging temperatures.

A Day on the Green at Kings Park, headlined by John Farnham and featuring Mondo Rock, Kate Ceberano and The Badloves, has been rescheduled to February 4.

The 2017 IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety, which was due to take place at Langley Park on Sunday, has been cancelled along with other, smaller outdoor events across Perth.

The Bureau of Meteorology says a deep, slow-moving low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of WA from late Sunday night through to early Monday afternoon, along with an associated cold front.

Rain and winds with gusts of up to 100km/h are expected from Margaret River to Walpole on Sunday afternoon before extending over the South West Land Division in the evening. Low-lying coastal regions would be at risk of flooding as a result of higher than normal tides.

The affected areas include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River and Perth.

The BoM predicts play in the third Ashes Test at the WACA will end before the worst of the rainfall develops after 5pm.

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