Western Power crews have safely restored power to about 12,000 customers in the metro area, after this morning's stormy weather caused interruptions.
Although the restoration by multiple crews is progressing swiftly, approximately 6,000 customers are without power.
Crews continue to work as safely and quickly as possible to restore electricity supply.
The changing weather is a timely reminder for people to prepare their homes ahead of storm season by clearing vegetation on their properties, away from powerlines.
If anyone sees a fallen powerline they should treat them as being live, stay clear and call Western Power's 24/7 emergency and faults line immediately on 13 13 51.