Perth was treated to a mostly sunny weekend with temperatures reaching a couple of degrees above average on both Saturday and Sunday, around 21 degrees. The working week will kick off with another warm day on Monday, however, a wet change is due on Tuesday with the arrival of a cold front.
Cloud will start building over the state's southwest late on Monday, with showers developing early on Tuesday morning. This front will deliver the month's final blast of wind and showers to Perth, which has so far had well below their normal monthly rainfall.
Perth's rainfall has so far totalled 28 millimetres this month. This is less than 20% of the normal total rainfall for July. This cold front is only expected to deliver a further 10-20 millimetres on Tuesday. Even if this rainfall does fall before 9am on this day, this month will still go down as the driest July on record.
As the front crosses the region on Wednesday morning, showers will continue. This will make for a damp start to August, with 5-10 millimetres expected. The front will also bring daytime temperatures closer to average, with maximums around 18 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong winds will also bring a wind chill factor on these days, making it feel a few degrees colder.
Strong winds and a few showers are likely to hang around on Thursday in the wake of the front, while Friday will bring a brief reprieve before another front approaches on Saturday.
© Weatherzone 2012
13:39 EST With 28mm already recorded in the rain gauge this month, Alice Springs is having its wettest May since 2004.