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Rain intrudes into spring
The Adorable Florables feature alongside more earthbound flora at the Kings Park Festival. Picture: Iain Gillespie/The West Australian

Spring has sprung but the wintry weather isn’t done, with forecasters predicting showers for Perth into next week.

Just over 350mm of rain fell on the metropolitan area this winter – below the 10-year average of 398.1mm.

A massive 51.2mm fell on Saturday alone.

However, there was more rain in May (152.6mm) than in June, July or August.

Tomorrow’s forecast is for a maximum of 22C and possible showers.

Temperatures should rise to 25C on Friday before a cold front brings more showers and colder weather this weekend.

The first day of spring today marks the beginning of the King's Park Festival, a celebration of Perth's own central park and our native flora.

This year the Kings Park Festival features a series of live Santos Sunday concerts, including a performance by singer Christine Anu on Father's Day to officially launch the event.

The festival runs until September 30.

The West Australian

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