Dust storms hit Great Southern

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A dust storm approaching East Munglinup.
Camera IconA dust storm approaching East Munglinup. Credit: Amy Howell

Wind gusts nearing 100km/h hit the region on Sunday, creating a dust storm across inland parts of the Great Southern.

A severe weather warning was briefly in place on Sunday as a cold front brought strong winds and rain.

A wind gust of 80km/h was recorded at Albany airport at 10am Sunday, while Walpole recorded a gust of 93km/h just before 8am.

The damaging winds brought down tree branches on several roads and properties.

Dust caused poor visibility with the worst conditions near Lake Grace, Gnowangerup, Munglinup and Mt Barker as the strong winds lifted soil into the air.

Several fires also flared in the windy conditions with a bushfire advice issued for a blaze south of Jerramungup.

The front brought only a few millimetres of rain to the south coast with no rain recorded further inland. Showers are forecast to hit Albany tomorrow before sunny conditions return.

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