Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Perth records its wettest September for 40 years

Monday September 30, 2013 - 12:44 EST
ABC image
It has rained in Perth for 20 of the last 30 days. - ABC

The Perth metropolitan area has recorded its wettest September for 40 years.

It has rained in Perth for 20 of the past 30 days.

So far this month the city has recorded 144 millimetres of rain while the average is 81.

That makes it the wettest September since 1973.

The level of water in Perth dams remains low despite the record amount of rain.

The Water Corporation's Ben Jarvis says the dams are 38 per cent full.

He says 16 billions litres of rainwater has flowed into the dams in the past week.

Mr Jarvis says that is more than dams received during the entire winter of 2010.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wild weather on the way for New South Wales

12:42 EST

After a month of mostly high pressure, a cold front and trough will bump away the high and bring some woolly weather later this week to parts of New South Wales.

Turbulent skies over WA's interior

10:55 EST

Following a week of generally clear weather over the interior of WA, thundery clouds and a strong jetstream are leading to storm activity and some magnificent cloud features observable on satellite.

Skyrocketing beanies caused by winter

15:00 EST

We're now past the shortest day of the year and well into winter, so just how wintry is it in southeastern Australia? A weak cold front has just clipped Victoria and southeastern New South Wales, bringing with it frequent showers and fresh winds.