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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.

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