Perth weather: City soaked in wettest July in 26 years

The West Australian
VideoIt rained on 28 days of the month, which hasn't happened since 1946.

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.

PERTH FORECAST

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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