Sick of the rain and dull skies - well, it's not over yet.

Perth is stuck in a spell of winter weather and there is more rain on the way, according to the Weather Bureau.

The good news is that dam levels are the highest in nearly 10 years after weeks of heavy rain.

Water Corporation spokesman Phil Kneebone said dams are at 49.1 percent of capacity and should break 50 per cent in the next few days.

Mr Kneebone said the dams contained 196 billion litres of water 50 billion litres more than last year.

“We would like to have 50 per cent any day. We have not been up to this level since 2000. What is good about this is that the community has shown restraint and managed to consume below the daily average this winter. This means the Gnangara Mound which is our main source of water will get a bit of a rest,” Mr Kneebone said.

Over the past seven days, 22 billion litres of water has flowed into the dams.

On the dull side, figures show that Perth recorded just 6.1 hours of sunshine since the beginning of this month, well below the average of 7.7 hours and putting September 2009 on track to be the dullest in eight years.

Bureau of Meteorology climate information officer, John Relf said that the last time it was this dull was September 2001 when Perth recorded just 5.2 hours of sunshine.

Last year the city averaged about 8 hours of sunshine.

And to make matters worse, it has rained for 14 of the past 15 days.

"This is the most number of rain days for the first 15 days of the months since 1912 and 1915," Mr Relf said.

This morning's showers delivered the city its eleventh consecutive day of rain, the most continuous days of rain in September since 1988.

Afternoon showers have been predicted for today followed by a shower or two tomorrow and Thursday.

Isolated showers are tipped for the Southeast Coastal district tomorrow moving east and clearing during the morning.

On Thursday, isolated showers are expected southwest of Lancelin to Katanning to Hopetoun.

The West Australian

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