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Perth s wettest day in decade
Perth's wettest day in decade

Perth has recorded its wettest August day in a decade, after torrential downpours drenched the State yesterday.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s city rain gauge recorded 51.2mm of rain yesterday, which is not only the biggest fall of the year but the wettest day since June 25, 2011.

The last time such a downpour was recorded in August was on August 4, 1994.

Swanbourne recorded 50mm of rain and in the South West, one of the State’s biggest falls was recorded in Donnybrook where 94.8mm of rain fell yesterday.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast isolated showers for the rest of the day and up to 8mm of rain the Perth area. The showers are forecast to clear tomorrow.

The State Emergency Services received several calls for leaking roofs. However, despite a weather warning being issued, there are no reports of major damage from yesterday’s weather.

The West Australian

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