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Mandurah battered by star-shaped hail in wild storm

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Mandurah was transformed into a winter wonderland on Monday morning after a hailstorm pelted the area with icy chunks — some bigger than a 50-cent piece.

Extraordinary photos of the downpour show backyards, trampolines and roads blanketed in white.

Mandurah copped a steady stream of hail on Monday as WA's prepares for a week of wet weather.
Camera IconMandurah copped a steady stream of hail on Monday as WA’s prepares for a week of wet weather. Credit: Nikki Maslin/Facebook

It came after a wet and wild night for Perth which saw 71.2mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am cause widespread flooding across the city.

While the rest of Perth continued to mop up, locals in Mandurah were reaching for their cameras to capture the spectacular scene.

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Lisa Rotolo's front deck was blanketed in white.
Camera IconLisa Rotolo’s front deck was blanketed in white. Credit: Lisa Rotolo

Images show the hail came in unusual shapes and sizes, with Madora Bay local Ria Grobler commenting on Facebook, “The biggest and weirdest shapes I’ve seen in 56 years!”

Hail was reported in Mandurah, Madora Bay, Meadow Springs, San Remo, Stake Hill and Greenfields just before 10am, some of which appeared to be in the shape of a star.

The hail came in unusual shapes and sizes.
Camera IconThe hail came in unusual shapes and sizes. Credit: Facebook
Perth weather - Hail in Meadow Springs Mandurah
Camera IconA handful of hail in Meadow Springs. Credit: supplied/supplied

There is still a risk of hail for Monday afternoon and a very high chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Mandurah copped a steady stream of hail on Monday as WA's prepares for a week of wet weather.
Camera IconThere is a risk of more hailstorms on Monday afternoon. Credit: Nat Madden/Facebook

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