Weather News

A bit of rain on the way for a dry Perth

Craig McIntosh, Saturday February 22, 2020 - 14:22 EDT

After a very dry couple of months, Perth is finally getting a run of wet days, albeit nothing too heavy.

Throughout the months of December and January, only 5-6mm of rain was recorded in Perth, about 20% of what is normal for those months combined, making a couple of normally pretty dry months even drier. So far in February, 1mm has been recorded, and that was to 9am today.

Things are looking up, however, as a trough over the region looks to stay around for the coming days. The trough is generating widespread rain and storms north of Perth, but it will send some south each day until around Thursday.

The best falls should be from Monday to Wednesday, with heavy rain possible in thunderstorms. By Thursday, Perth could have collected widespread 20-40mm, locally over 50mm.

This rain should get Perth to around what is normal for December, January and February combined, however it won’t relieve the serious-to-severe rainfall deficiencies in the area.

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Strong winds lash the southeast

13:15 EDT

A vigorous cold front has swept through parts of the southeast, bringing wind gusts in excess of 100km/h to some exposed and elevated parts.

When it rains, it pours over NSW

13:07 EDT

Parts of New South Wales have recorded their best daily April rainfall in decades, as a strong cold front and trough sweeped over the state overnight.

Sunflowers brighten up the Liverpool Plains countryside after years of drought

10:41 EDT

From dry and dusty paddocks an increasingly rare crop is flowering on the New South Wales Liverpool Plains, standing as a symbol of recovery from an intense one-in-100-year drought.