Showers were streaming across Perth on Saturday morning, continuing the wet trend of the past five days. More than 30mm rain fell since the start of the month, making it a wet start to August after a record dry July.
The early morning showers were caused by yet another front that swept across southwest WA. This front wasn't a strong one though and only brought rainfall totals of between 2 and 12mm across the region. Gosnells City received the heaviest falls in the Perth region, with 6mm in the gauge to 9am. To the north Geraldton Airport received 9mm and to the south places such as Mooliabeenee, Bindoon and Wanneroo all saw falls of around 10mm.
Across the Southwest district Bunbury recorded 8mm to 9am which brought the August total to 21mm, the wettest start to August since 2008. Swanbourne's August rainfall so far is just over 48mm, which is almost half of its monthly total.
So far this August inland areas of Great Southern have seen falls of between only 4mm Katanning and up to 17mm for Wandering. In the Central Wheatbelt rainfall has amounted to around 8mm in Bencubbin and up to 32mm in Goomalling.
The showery days are set to continue for region for several more days. Tuesday is likely to see another burst of decent rainfall with the arrival of the next strong cold front. Four day rainfall totals are expected to reach up to 20mm in the Perth and Bunbury region. Inland could see falls of 5-10mm reaching into the Central Wheatbelt district.
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17:01 EST Sydney's offshore Sea Surface Temperatures (SST's) have remained above 21 degrees for the last four days.