Western Australia Gets Promised Rain

A slow moving cold front has dropped temperatures more than 10 degrees through southwest WA and brought the best rain in months.

Perth recorded 21mm to 9am this morning plus another 12mm today, their best rain in 2 months.

Albany, on the southern coast has recorded 10mm in the same period. They also recorded a maximum today of just 13 degrees, 4 below average and a massive 14 degrees less than the 27 degrees they recorded on Wednesday. Perth reached just 17 today, more than 8 degrees less than the 25 degrees recorded yesterday.

Rainfall totals southwest of about Geraldton to Albany were the best since July, with widespread falls of 15 to 30mm.

Further rain is expected tonight, with another 10 to 20mm likely in some areas by Friday afternoon. Rain will also spread inland to the Central Wheat Belt, most of which has so far only seen small totals of less than 5mm.