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Soggy start to November for southwest WA

Drew Casper-Richardson, Sunday November 11, 2012 - 14:34 EDT

The soggy start to November has continued for southwest WA with over 20mm falling in some areas.

Showers increased across the southwest late on Saturday afternoon as a trough and cold front swept through. The region had widespread falls of 5-15mm, including 12mm in Albany. The heaviest falls were in the South Coastal district where Black Cat Flat picked up 21mm and Sunny Glen 20mm. Perth largely missed out, only managing to record 1mm.

Falls where generally lower than those earlier on in the month but it has added to what has been a very soggy start to November. Only a third of the way through the month some centres have already exceeded their monthly average rainfall.

Albany has recorded 54mm so far with a monthly average of 47mm. This now makes it the third November in a row of above average rainfall. Perth is well clear of their November average. The airport has recorded 36mm on an average of just 26mm.

On Sunday there will be a few lingering showers, however this should be the last of the rain for about a week. High pressure systems will largely dominate the weather around the southwest, leading to dry conditions. A broad region of low pressure over northern WA will work with the highs to direct very warm northeasterly winds over the southwest, seeing a return of above average temperatures.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

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