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WA soaked by rain and storms

Mellissa Mackellar, Monday January 14, 2013 - 14:40 EDT

Parts of WA's South West Land Division are soggy after receiving their heaviest rain in decades over the weekend.

A low pressure trough associated with Severe Tropical Cyclone Narelle delivered showers and thunderstorms to the region with Wongan Hills in the Central West recording 69mm of rain to 9am on Monday. This is their heaviest rain in 23 years and five times their monthly average. Elsewhere, Kalbarri's 14mm was their heaviest rain since winter, while Geraldton picked up 9mm.

In the Central Wheat Belt, Kellerberrin hasn't seen so much rain for 13 years, with 46mm, while 47mm marked Goomalling's heaviest falls in seven years.

This rain came after heavy downpours on Saturday that delivered Kalgoorlie's heaviest falls since 2000, with 54mm in the gauge. There was also 35mm at Narembeen, the most they've had in over a year. The heavy falls come largely as a result of Narelle pushing moisture over the region.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in the region again on Monday and Tuesday as Narelle moves further south and the trough lingers over the region, with the potential for more heavy falls.

- Weatherzone

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