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Perth's wettest November on record

Ben Domensino, Friday November 20, 2020 - 10:34 EDT

Perth is going to register its wettest November in records dating back to 1876, even though the second half of the month might be completely dry.

As of 9am on November 15th, Perth's running monthly total was already up to 83.6mm. This is well above the long-term average of 22mm for the entire month and the city's wettest November on record.

Prior to 2020, Perth's wettest November was 73.2mm in 1984. This month is already 10mm above that.

Image: A stormy morning at City Beach in Perth earlier this month. Source: @georgiabenedetti_photography / Instagram

Looking ahead, stubborn ridges of high pressure over soutwestern Australia will limit the passage of rain-bearing cold fronts over Perth during the coming one and a half weeks.

While there is the potential for some rain late next week, any falls will be light. There's even a chance that the entire second half of the month will remain completely dry, given no rain has fallen since 9am on Monday.

The last time Perth registered no rain during the second half of November (16th-30th) was in 1989.

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