Perth weather: School holidays to be a washout with chance of rain all week
The school holidays are set for a gloomy start with wet, windy and cloudy weather to batter parts of the State.
Hopes of lazy days on the beach with the kids have been well and truly washed away, with 5.4mm of rain being dumped on the city in the past 24 hours.
Those holidaying on Rottnest Island were drenched with 7mm of rain, while Swanbourne was one of the wettest parts of Perth with 8.8mm of rain since yesterday.
Meanwhile, temperatures dropped to just 12.5 degrees Celsius in Perth this morning and there’s no end in sight to the wet weather.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a 95 per cent chance of rain today, with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees.
Between 2mm and 5mm of rainfall is forecast today, with similar conditions tomorrow.
Wet, windy and overcast conditions are expected to continue into the week, with a chance of rain forecast right up to next Sunday.
The first sign of sunshine isn’t forecast until Saturday, with a 20 per cent chance of rain still lingering.
Those hoping to take the boat out this week are being warned of a wild winds set to lash WA’s holiday hotspots.
The Bureau has issued a wind warning for those using the water in the North West, South West and Great Southern today.
Ocean users off Pilbara West and Ningaloo are being told to brace for strong winds, which are forecast to also hit the Gascoyne, Leeuwin, Albany and Esperance coasts tomorrow, with conditions set to reach at least 25 knots.
It comes just two weeks after Perth basked in its hottest day in three months. On September 14, the weather gods delivered with a balmy 26.9C but this week the temperature isn’t forecast to inch above 22C.
PERTH FORECAST (Source: BoM WA)
Today: Showers, easing later, 20C
Tomorrow: Shower or two developing, 21C
Wednesday: Cloudy, 22C
Thursday: Cloudy, 22C
Friday: Shower or two, 21C
Saturday: Partly cloudy, 21C
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 19C
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