Torrential rain and high winds lash Greater Bunbury Region

Wild, wild weather: Jessica Hooper, of Bayview Bar, took these photos of the Bunbury Waterfront on Tuesday, June 5. Photos: Supplied.
Wild, wild weather: Jessica Hooper, of Bayview Bar, took these photos of the Bunbury Waterfront on Tuesday, June 5. Photos: Supplied.

Wild weather has caused havoc for people in the Greater Bunbury Region over the past week. 

On June 4, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and abnormally high tides for the Goldfields, Central West, Lower West, South West, South Coastal, South East Coastal, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt, Gascoyne and Eucla districts. 

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Carey Park station recorded North-North Easterly winds of 44 kilometres per hour on June 4 at 11.41pm. 

The station picked up 11.2 millimetres of rain on June 5, as well as winds of up to 76km/hr at 6.42am.

On June 6, 30.8mm of rain was recorded along with West-North Westerly winds of up to 48km/hr at 5.37am. 

The high tide and waves caused damage to the Marlston Jetty. In particular, the western end of the jetty detached from its mountings. 

An unknown number of timber slats from the decking were carried away, later found floating in the water or on the beach.

The City of Bunbury confirmed works to repair the jetty would begin once the weather cleared up. 

The Koombana Bay Sailing Club was forced to tie up several yachts that were washed away by the tides last week. 

On Facebook, the Koombana Bay Sailing Club thanked volunteers for their help during the clean-up process. 

Bunbury State Emergency Services urged people to call 000 if they were ever in a life threatening situation or call 132 500 if their homes were severely damaged by storms. 

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