Perth could be on track for one of its driest Junes on record, despite rainfalls of up to 15mm in some of the city’s suburbs last night.
The Perth metro rainfall gauge, which is based in Mt Lawley, recorded 8.8mm of rainfall last night.
The rainfall takes the city’s total for the month so far to just 12mm, which is less than 10 per cent of the average June rainfall of 174.5mm and puts the city on track for one of its lowest monthly rainfall tallies on record.
In 2006, the record for the lowest June rainfall tally was recorded when just 24.6mm of rain fell.
Last year was the second driest June on record with 44mm of rain.
Bureau of Meteorology climate liaison officer Glenn Cooke said the remainder of a cold front passing over the city would bring small falls over today and tomorrow, but the next rainfall was not forecast until next week.
“Normally it’s unusual to see so little rain like we’ve had over the last couple of weeks. It’s not looking particularly healthy,” he said.
"Even next week we’ll probably only see little 5mm to 10mm falls.”
Last night, suburbs in the Perth Hills recorded the biggest falls of the metropolitan area where about 15mm fell.
Some of heaviest overnight rainfalls in the State were recorded south of Mandurah at Bristol Road and Mt William, where up to 40mm of rain fell.