Perth weather: City soaked in wettest July in 26 years
Perth has recorded its wettest July in 26 years, falling just short of the month’s biggest drenching ever.
The Bureau of Meteorology described it as a “neck and neck race”.
“Perth's preliminary rainfall total for July was 271.4mm, 7.2mm short of the July 1995 record,” it said in a social media post last night.
Numbers this month were boosted by a number of heavy days, including on July 9 when major roads became rivers and ovals turned into lakes as suburbs across Perth were deluged by flash flooding.
Interestingly, it rained on 28 of the 31 days this month, which hasn’t happened in 75 years.
“With rain recorded on 28 days it was the highest number of July rain days since 1946,” BOM said.
The eastern suburb of Bickley had its wettest July ever, producing 459mm of rain.
It looks like the rain is here to stay for a while yet, with showers and even a possible storm on the cards today.
Sunday: 16C - showers and possible storm
Monday: 16C - possible showers
Tuesday: 17C - shower or two
Wednesday: 19C - partly cloudy
Thursday: 20C - sunny
Friday: 22C - partly cloudy
Saturday: 19C - showers
Originally published as Perth weather: City soaked in wettest July in 25 years
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