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Perth still thirsty after weekend storms

Ben Domensino, Monday April 23, 2018 - 11:27 AEST

Perth received its heaviest rain since mid-January on the weekend, although it wasn't enough to make up for the city's rainfall deficit of the last few months.

A low pressure system and cold fronts caused showers and thunderstorms over the southwest of Western Australia during the weekend.

The heaviest rain during the last two days fell to the south of Perth, over the state's South West and Great Southern Districts.

Donnybrook's 22mm during the 24 hours to 9am on Sunday was its heaviest rain since January and nearly half a month's worth of rain for this time of year.

Perth's 11mm of rain during the 48 hours to 9am today was enough to rank as the city's heaviest two-day total in three months.

Aside from one day of heavy rain in January, Perth has experienced a notably dry start to 2018. Prior to this weekend, the city had only received 12mm of rain since the start of February.

Perth's 23.2mm between the start of February and 9am today is well below the long-term March-to-April average of 77mm for the city.

- Weatherzone

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