Good pre-season falls in pockets of Wheatbelt

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Rain at West Beverley.
Camera IconRain at West Beverley. Credit: Phillip Crute

The first major cold front of the season has delivered pre-seeding rain, power outages and flash flooding to pockets of the State’s grain-growing districts.

Heavy rainfall started on Saturday in the State’s south, with Perth receiving its heaviest rain since mid-January.

The South West and Peel regions copped a drenching, with falls of between 30mm and 50mm at areas including Harvey, Dardanup, Margaret River and Pemberton.

A handful of grain-growing areas copped welcome pre-seeding rain, with falls of 31mm at Narrogin, 10mm at Gnowangerup, 11mm at Kellerberrin, 10mm at Narembeen and 10mm at Kendenup.

Areas north of Badgingarra stretching into the Mid West missed out completely while limited rain fell in the eastern and north-eastern Wheatbelt.

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Just zero to 1mm fell at inland areas including at Wongan Hills, Bonnie Rock, Beacon, Mukinbudin Tryanning West, Moorine Rock, Burracoppin South and Bindi Bindi.

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