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Western Australia's Mid-Night Storm
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
A massive storm front is crossing South West Western Australia this morning. Weather experts say its a one in four year weather event.
The weather front is expecteted to bring up to 125km/hr wind gusts. Wind at midnight in Rockingham was recoreded at 65km/hr.
Fences have been blown down in numerous areas around Rockingham and Mandurah. Bins, signs, trees and branches along with other debris litter the roads.
Only 2mm of rainfall recorded in Rockingham til 1am.
This video is taken around Rockingham, Western Australia.
Wind gusts of 146 kilometres per hour have been reported from Cape Leeuwin at 10:58 pm.
Wind gusts of 117 kilometres per hour have been reported from Cape Naturaliste at 12:00 am.
Wind gusts of 111 kilometres per hour have been reported from Busselton Jetty at 12:30 am.
Wind gusts of 102 kilometres per hour have been reported from Rottnest Island at 11:30 pm.
The State Emergency Service received more than 50 calls for help last night, mostly in Rockingham, Gosnells & Stirling. Major damage in Inglewood.