Perth has recorded its wettest start to Autumn since 1971.
The city received 69.6 millimetres in March, well over the long term average of 19.2 millimetres.
It has also been the wettest start to the year for 13 years.
April's mean rainfall is 44 millimetres and the bureau is predicting the first April rain could fall this weekend.
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20:04 EDT Parts of Sydney have been lashed by a storm as the weather bureau warns of the threat of large hailstones and damaging winds in regional New South Wales.