EVEN though Tuesday night’s storm did not live up to its forecasted expectation, Sunday’s storm brought the strongest winds ever recorded in Bunbury.
Winds of 111km per hour gusted through Bunbury, causing wide spread destruction of homes, trees and businesses to the greater Bunbury area.
Tuesday’s storm was expected to bring similar winds up to 125km per hour, causing more destruction but only reached a peak of 83 km per hour in Bunbury at midnight.
Bureau of Meteorology Climate control officer John Relf said the storms were a one in 10 year event and it was unusual to have in three days.
Thousands of homes and businesses in the South West were still without power and many faced being cut off for the rest of the week from Sunday’s storm.
The extensive damage to the Western Power network is the worst in its history, with 161,000 customers without power at the height of the storm.
As of 8.30am Tuesday, 20,000 homes remained without power and Western Power warned the blackout could last for another week at some homes.
About 20,000 homes had their power restored since 10pm.
Tuesday’s storm saw power loss to 27,000 homes, 10,000 of which were still affected by the previous storm.
2.30pm 100km p/h
2.43pm 111km p/h
2.54pm 100km p/h
11.30pm 63km p/h
11.59pm 83km p/h
12.30am 46km p/h